The Tapes We Play

I’m about to run a group on self concept. A colleague just told me he regularly heard positive things about my groups even though I work on an as needed basis around my school schedule. The comment doesn’t really penetrate or compute.  I tell the residents in the inpatient rehab where I work all the […]

Wellness Wednesday: The Vacillator Love Style

First, I hope everyone has a happy and safe Fourth of July if you’re in the United States and celebrating. I wanted to point out that if you recognize which love style best describes you, it likely shows up not only in your intimate relationships, but in every close relationship that you have (parents, friends, […]

Wellness Wednesday

Sometimes planning ahead doesn’t work. Having recently come from an impromptu interview of sorts, I am a little off balance. I was interested in applying for a graduate assistantship that the chair of the department mentioned in an email, so I directly messaged the person overseeing the position asking for more information. She asked to […]

Wellness Wednesday: Fear

You know, I was in such a bad state last week that I started drafting this post. I do think fear runs my life much more than I realize, but I felt particularly awful and fearful last week. It’s strange to revisit that because while I still deal with fear and anxiety daily, I am […]

High Functioning Anxiety 2

Honestly, I almost forgot that I committed myself to posting every Wednesday (at least). I didn’t really have a set topic in mind for today. My semester technically starts tomorrow and I am already overwhelmed. I have found myself waking up at night with my chest hurting, and I need to get my sleeping schedule […]

Heartwounds: The Impact of Unresolved Trama and Grief on Relationships – Tian Dayton

3/5 Stars As a mental health professional, this was an easy and quick read. I could see myself assignment sections of this book to clients as well as the exercises in the back because it breaks down trauma in an easy to understand way, using simple language. I also appreciated the brief sections about dissociation. […]

Almost a Psychopath – Ronald Schouten & James Silver

4/5 As a mental health professional, it was nice to read something useful but not jam-packed with jargon, as I am already used to that in my doctorate program. I can see myself referring to this book when assessing clients and/or interactions. I liked how the authors presented case studies of many different types of […]