What To Talk About in Therapy

What To Talk About in Therapy

Going to therapy can be anxiety provoking. You may not know what to talk about from week to week. You may have some ideas, but once you get there, you forget it all. This can make progress slow and difficult. Want some guidance? Here are some suggestions about what to...
Healing the Shame of Abuse

Healing the Shame of Abuse

When it comes to healing the shame of abuse, the biggest hurdle is breaking through the idea that the abuse is somehow our fault. The experiencer seems to feel that they should have, and could have, prevented it. If they hadn’t done this, or had done that, it...
Mental Illness Isn’t a Personal Issue. It’s a Social One.

Mental Illness Isn’t a Personal Issue. It’s a Social One.

It’s funny. When someone becomes anxious or depressed, we want them to go to a counselor to sort themselves out. It’s their problem. Only mental illness isn’t a personal issue. It’s a social one. In some cases, this means that the person who is...
What To Do When Counseling Doesn’t Help

What To Do When Counseling Doesn’t Help

Are you a long time counseling client who hasn’t really changed your life a whole lot? Maybe you still go because you don’t know what else to do. In this article, I’ll review some ideas about what to do when counseling doesn’t help. See a...
What’s My Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Score?

What’s My Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Score?

The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) score is based upon the answers to ten questions focused around childhood experiences. The assessment shows a relationship between traumatic childhood events and physical, social and emotional problems later in adulthood. This...