Therapy Note: Therapy

Therapy Note:  Therapy

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.

Gaslighting

Gaslighting

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.

What Happens To Therapists Who Listen To Trauma All Day (Article by Stephanie Barnes)

What Happens To Therapists Who Listen To Trauma All Day (Article by Stephanie Barnes)

“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”


Be Love Be Well Be Whole

Be Love Be Well Be Whole

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.

VoyageLA Article: Meet Nicole Ward

VoyageLA Article:  Meet Nicole Ward

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.