The PTSD Umbrella

Trigger Warning ⚠️ If you have PTSD, this content may upset you. It’s not graphic in nature but still could be upsetting. Disclaimer~ this is not meant to be used instead of mental health treatment nor for self diagnosis purposes. If you are concerned that you are experiencing PTSD please seek the attention of a […]

How to Decide on a Therapist ~ It’s complicated! Part 4~LPCs

*** Disclaimer- if this is a crisis situation or you are having active thoughts of wanting to harm yourself or someone else, please call 911, go to your nearest ER, Text Crisisline at “741741”, or call the Suicide Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255*** Considering therapy or counseling? It’s a difficult decision to come to. And can […]

How to Decide on a Therapist ~ It’s complicated! Part 3 – LCSWs

*** Disclaimer- if this is a crisis situation or you are having active thoughts of wanting to harm yourself or someone else, please call 911, go to your nearest ER, Text Crisisline at “741741”, or call the Suicide Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255*** Considering therapy or counseling? It’s a difficult decision to come to. And can […]

How to Decide on a Therapist ~ It’s complicated! Part 2 Psychologists

*** Disclaimer- if this is a crisis situation or you are having active thoughts of wanting to harm yourself or someone else, please call 911, go to your nearest ER, Text Crisisline at “741741”, or call the Suicide Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255*** Considering therapy or counseling? It’s a difficult decision to come to. And can […]

How to Decide on a Therapist ~ It’s complicated! Part 1~Psychiatrists

*** Disclaimer- if this is a crisis situation or you are having active thoughts of wanting to harm yourself or someone else, please call 911, go to your nearest ER, Text Crisisline at “741741”, or call the Suicide Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255*** Considering therapy or counseling? It’s a difficult decision to come to. And can […]

Do all mental health issues fit into a diagnosis box?

That’s a difficult question to answer. And it depends on who’s asking the question. I thought for many years that mental illness was something someone either had or didn’t have.  Which was diagnosed based only upon the “set criteria” of a DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manuel) disorder. Because as a mental health clinician, this is how we […]