mental health

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.

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.

Therapy Note: The First Session

Therapy Note:  The First Session

The first session is also referred to as the initial or intake session. It is generally structured differently from a treatment session and does not involve interventions. The time is utilized to gather information and may involve forms, questionnaires and tests in addition to the verbal interview.

The Beauty of Boundaries

The Beauty of Boundaries

Boundaries are not the same as “being guarded” or “having a wall.”  Having a wall up is usually a form of keeping others out.  Whereas, boundaries are a way to create and maintain emotional and mental wellness.