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Therapy Shaming in Couples Counseling

Therapy Shaming Is it too early to get couples counseling? No. Couples counseling isn’t just for people who have been together for years and years. You can go into counseling when you’re having problems with your partner within a period of months. It depends on the relationship, and there’s no right answer as to when [...]

By |2019-05-23T15:38:50-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Therapy Shaming in Couples Counseling

I require my therapist to care about me and respect my humanity

What do I want in a therapist? I don’t know what I want in a therapist. When I first started therapy, I had no idea what to expect. My therapist was an older woman, and I’ve mentioned her before on this blog; she was kind, and she listened more than she talked. At the time, [...]

By |2019-05-22T23:54:51-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Anxiety, Therapy, Uncategorized|Comments Off on I require my therapist to care about me and respect my humanity

I want to know everything about you…or do I?

Curiosity When I'm first getting to know a new friend, my curiosity is piqued. I want to know everything about them. I'm interested to hear their stories about childhood, where they grew up, their pets, their siblings, the relationship they had with their parents and how it was for them to be a child. I [...]

By |2019-05-03T06:13:05-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I want to know everything about you…or do I?

Separation and Renewal

Parting Ways It’s not easy to break up with someone. The words “breakup” sound harsh. Whenever I’ve gone through a breakup, it felt like I was falling apart. Breakups are brutal; you’re losing a piece of your life. I had a dream last night where I shared a heart with a man. I felt connected [...]

By |2019-05-02T20:17:31-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Separation and Renewal

Making Art Heals Me

Making Art Heals Me Sometimes I’m tired of talking about myself in therapy. It's exhausting, and I feel like I'm talking in circles. How much can I talk about my childhood, heartbroken adolescence, and fragmented adulthood? I know that therapy helps, but it can feel draining. Since I was 15, I’ve been through many different [...]

By |2019-04-30T01:26:37-04:00April 30th, 2019|Art, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Making Art Heals Me

Why I Call People On The Phone

I don’t want to be alone because then I have to think and deal with my pain Being alone is emotionally challenging for me. Sometimes I love having time by myself. It helps to reset my introvert brain. Other times, when I’m anxious or panicking, I don’t want to be alone. I’ll look for ways [...]

By |2019-04-25T15:33:59-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why I Call People On The Phone

Massage My Hands and Tell Me I am Beautiful

Massage My Hands and Tell Me I'm Beautiful Relationships can be downright exhausting. It’s difficult dealing with myself and my emotions, and now I also have to deal with someone else and how they feel? I consider myself to be an empathetic person, but there’s a balance between caring about somebody else and how they [...]

By |2019-04-22T21:00:58-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Massage My Hands and Tell Me I am Beautiful

I’m going to make it.

I'm going to make it. I keep telling myself that. I'm back on the therapy wagon. I've been searching for someone who does EMDR therapy. And I found a person. While investigating different kinds of therapy, I found out there was something called "depression therapy." Depression therapy is something that I didn’t know existed. Over [...]

By |2019-04-17T20:14:54-04:00April 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I’m going to make it.