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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 […]

The secret they don’t tell you about disclosing familial sexual abuse

Trigger Warning- includes content of the dynamics of incest, sexual abuse patterns in families, emotional abuse, bullying, and Retraumatization. This article was written for victims of abuse. This is going to be a different post. I am not going to quote any authors or cite professional literature. I am not going to use a great […]

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 […]