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Category: About the therapist

date rape

It’s Not Your Fault: Date Rape

Every 73 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. One in six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. Females 16-19 are four times more likely to be victims, and women aged 18-24 are three times more likely to experience sexual violence.  April is Sexual Assault Awareness and

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Part Two: Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

“Many survivors insist they’re not courageous: ‘If I were courageous I would have stopped the abuse.’ ‘If I were courageous, I wouldn’t be scared’… Most of us have it mixed up. You don’t start with courage and then face fear. You become courageous because you face your fear.” ― Laura Davis Blake (name has been

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Part One: Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

“As much as we’d like to put our kids in a bubble, it’s not possible. Actually sitting down and having that uncomfortable conversation with your kid is going to help prevent things in the long run because they are going to understand that you are a safe person to talk to and you aren’t going

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healing from anxiety of 2020

Healing from the Anxiety of 2020

Compared with 2019, three times more people today are experiencing symptoms of anxiety disorder and four times as many people are experiencing a depressive disorder. About 10% more people started or increased substance use because of COVID-19. And in 2020, twice the number of people reported seriously considering suicide in the past 30 days compared

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homemade valentines day

A Homemade Valentine’s Day

“The whole night I was thinking and dreaming to give you the most beautiful gift and that is my heart.” ― Debasish Mridha Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! One good thing that came from 2020 and COVID was the extra time to spend with people you care about. After all that extra time together, you may

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making space for the things we want

Making Space for the Things You Want

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau One thing that every single human on this earth has the same amount of is hours in a day. Each and every single one of us has 24 hours in the day to work with.

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new year changed you

New Year, CHANGED You

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” ~ Alan Cohen “New Year, New You” is a phrase I often hear around the new year. While I understand the sentiment there, I do not love the underlying idea of completely reinventing ourselves and/or disregarding where we have previously been.

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thank you and goodbye 2020

Dear 2020, Thank You and Goodbye

Dear 2020, Thank you and goodbye. You certainly were an unusual year! It feels a bit like the world was a snow globe, and was thoroughly shaken up. Now that 2021 is starting, we can tell you what we really thought of you.  At the beginning of March, I started participating in a women’s book

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remembering 2020 non meme

How Will We Choose to Remember 2020?

“Inhale the future, exhale the past.” ~Anon. 2020 has been one for the books.  Every single one of us has been affected in some way or another; in many instances likely not for the better. If we were not personally affected by the Coronavirus, we may have known someone that was, or we felt the

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Clurry Christmas Trees

Making the Most of the Holidays This Year

“What is Christmas? It is the tenderness of the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future.” ~Agnes M. Pahro Normally, the holiday season is full of spending time with family, decorating the Christmas tree, looking at light displays, bustling in malls to find the perfect gifts, traveling, making and giving treats, and

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Gratitude 2020

Finding Gratitude for 2020

“Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.”  ~ Charlotte Brontë 2020 has been unlike any other year. We have seen a global pandemic, lockdowns, quarantines, political unrest, and a presidential election of scandalous proportions. On a more micro level, we have seen

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inner peace during turbulent times

Finding Inner Peace in Turbulent Times

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King Junior The world is in complete commotion. With the Pandemic, the elections, and everything in between, we might feel like we are living in a blender. Life is hard, scary, and

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