A person can attend therapy whenever they want to work on themselves. As soon as you do not feel “like yourself” or if you have things that you would like to process are enough reasons to check in with a mental health professional. Just like going in for an annual physical check-up, it is a good idea to check-up in terms of mental health as well.
Moving can be exciting and stressful at the same time. This stress may be present when moving within your current space but will be amplified when engaging in a “big move” (moving to a different city, state or country.) Being open to the adjustments that will be part of the move and releasing expectations can help make the move a smoother transition.
Gaslighting occurs when one person dismisses, devalues or even contradicts another person’s experience. The person experiencing it questions their own perception, memory and in some instances sanity. This goes beyond miscommunication or having different perceptions of a situation which is not uncommon even in healthy relationships.
“It is important to know that vicarious trauma is not an immediate response but is cumulative and can be an ongoing process from hearing and caring for those who have experienced traumatic events,” Ward said.
I had the wonderful opportunity to share some insight with Stephanie Barnes. You can read the full article here “What Happens to Therapists Who Listen To Trauma All Day”
The motto for my practice is Be Love Be Well Be Whole. This short phrase captures the heart of my practice: relationships, mental health and wellness. It also brings awareness to the areas in life that influence our well-being. Awareness is a powerful tool for being able to be proactive about taking care of yourself as well as knowing when you need to focus more attention on one or more areas.
What sets me apart from others is my work with all stages of relationship and offering workshops to provide skills-building opportunities. Therapy is not just for when one is in distress, yet it may seem daunting to have to attend a one on one session. By providing groups and workshops, wellness can be addressed in another forum.