As for clients I've done therapy with, there's always a stage where clients often feel down on themselves about not making the progress they've hoped for. Where they want to be versus they are, seemed to be so far and wide. They didn't feel any closer to where they wanted to be after having a… Continue reading Signs You Are Improving In Therapy
I have always felt drawn to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as a psychotherapist because it involves changing perceptions. So in other words, for me that meant many people could benefit from CBT techniques. During my work with community mental health, I quickly learned about the lack of resources plaguing our communities. Sometimes events are completely… Continue reading Thinking, Feeling, and Behaving: Free CBT Worksheet
Please, do not ignore someone who comes to you for help. They may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or some other mental health issues and just want to feel safe. Some people fear judgment and not being taken seriously. Trust me, if they have reached out to you, they either believe you will try to help… Continue reading Being Present For Those In Need
Self-acceptance is about accepting yourself for who you are and the way you are. It's easy to love and appreciate what you perceive as "good" about yourself. However, self-acceptance includes accepting your past, your mistakes, your failures, and all else that you might feel ashamed or disappointed. Self-acceptance is giving yourself love unconditional love regardless… Continue reading Self-Acceptance: Are you denying yourself?