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
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?
As a black therapist and even as a client I have experienced racial bias within the counseling profession. Despite the emphasis on diversity that is part of most counselors’ and psychiatrists' training, I continue to experience racial bias in my field. I have witnessed other helping professionals reinforce the stigma associated with mental health and… Continue reading Racial Bias: A Black Therapist Experience
I witness someone talking about how they didn't feel good enough after looking at social media. Once I had a good friend and we were having this same conversation. I asked my friend, “how can I not get frustrated when I see people so far ahead of me in life while I feel like I… Continue reading I Don’t Feel Good Enough Because of Social Media