What Happens if I Don’t Know What to Talk about in Therapy?

Don't be afraid to ask your therapist questions. "What happens if I don't know what to talk about in therapy?" is a common question that people are afraid to ask their therapist. Your therapist would be happy to answer this question, and others, so ask away. Let me provide an answer to this one... A … Continue reading What Happens if I Don’t Know What to Talk about in Therapy?

Reshaping Your Relationship with Something Negative that Happened to You: my Life-Threatening encounter with a cougar while on a trail run

FKT, Unsupported, Women's Record We all experience scary events, some are traumatic, terrifying and shake us to our core. Our bodies may have a strong reaction to what happened and hold onto it. We receive reminders from our environment of the event and upon reception, the body may react with a symptom or maybe more. … Continue reading Reshaping Your Relationship with Something Negative that Happened to You: my Life-Threatening encounter with a cougar while on a trail run

You Will Keep Going

If you need support, reach out to a counselor, don't hesitate. Most counselors are providing teletherapy now. You don't have to leave your home and it is easy to get started. I specialize in telemental health. Contact me if you are a resident of Pennsylvania and would like to talk. Keep going! Learn about teletherapy … Continue reading You Will Keep Going

Plant-Based Mental Health Counselor (and Plant-Based Doctors Directory)

Are you looking for a plant-based doctor or professional guidance on going plant-based? Visit Plant-Based Doctors to find the right healthcare professional for you! Plant-based counselor Did you know that I'm a plant-based counselor? I've been vegan for years, and I greatly care about being proactive towards my health and the environment. I strive to … Continue reading Plant-Based Mental Health Counselor (and Plant-Based Doctors Directory)

Beach Ball Metaphor for Coping with Emotional Dysregulation

I first heard of the beach ball metaphor while watching a video through PESI (one of my continuing education providers). Arielle Schwartz, PhD uses the beach ball metaphor to explain how we can manage our dysregulated emotions. Arielle Schwartz, PhD provides a mind-body healing exercise that can help trauma survivors process their negative emotions without … Continue reading Beach Ball Metaphor for Coping with Emotional Dysregulation

New Mental Health Books and Resources (for mental health professionals)

I ordered a few card decks and workbooks to grow my practice from PESI. Do you use any of these? What's your favorite or go-to worksheet? Watch my unboxing video below. https://youtu.be/DZtzCl-y96s Books & Resources Train Your Brain Card Deck by Dr. Jennifer Sweeton The Body Positivity Card Deck by Judith Matz, LCSW, ACSW & … Continue reading New Mental Health Books and Resources (for mental health professionals)

A Growing Health Concern in America is Alcoholism

According to Alcohol Rehab Guide, alcoholism is a growing health concern in America, affecting nearly 14 million people. Alcoholrehabguide.org is an organization that focuses on producing high quality substance abuse and recovery content. There are vital resources on this site, which was founded on a passion to help people in need, and the belief that … Continue reading A Growing Health Concern in America is Alcoholism

Therapist Workshop: the emotional aspect of obesity. Instructor: Roni Maislish M.A. (psychotherapist and clinical social worker)

Meet Roni Maislish I met Roni Maislish through LinkedIn (he is in Israel), as we both work in mental health and specifically with eating and emotions. We both recognize the emotional aspects of obesity and that it can be an emotional-mental-issue. Roni says, "Most of the time, when people talk about eating disorders, they forget … Continue reading Therapist Workshop: the emotional aspect of obesity. Instructor: Roni Maislish M.A. (psychotherapist and clinical social worker)

Session Framework: what our sessions might look like

Initial session Introduce myself and give a little information on my credentials. Check your valid photo ID to verify that you are who you say you are. Review the In Case of Emergency plan. I'll also review who your emergency contact is with you and jot down your current location address. Review the housekeeping paperwork … Continue reading Session Framework: what our sessions might look like

Mental health therapy: what people think it is vs. what it actually is

Mental health therapy: what people think it is vs. what it actually is. What people think it is: • Talking to a therapist about problems. What it actually is: • Talking to a therapist about problems. • Making changes to thoughts and behaviors. • Psychoeducation. • Building awareness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. • Between … Continue reading Mental health therapy: what people think it is vs. what it actually is