How Mindfulness helped me burn it all down. Last week I walked off my last day at my 9-5, working as a licensed therapist in a government agency doing public service.  After 15 years working as a LCSW mental health therapist & social worker I am stepping back, and it feels like closing a huge […]

Coping With Pain, Mindfulness, Reaching Goals, Self-Trust

December 23, 2022

I just quit my job.

Sometimes Straight Talk Is What We Need It was July 2021 and I had been up late talking to a close girlfriend about all the woes of the past year – and there were many.  COVID, working as a double disaster responder with covid & local wildfires, my Mom had passed away and my life […]

Coping With Pain

May 20, 2022

‘Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself And Go To Bed’

Talking Isn’t Enough – Explaining Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Have you ever gone to therapy and felt like it …. didn’t do much?  I mean, it’s nice to be ‘heard’ and receive validation on your experiences and perspectives, but then what?  I’ve had so many clients come to me feeling a little jaded with therapy, telling […]

Coping With Pain, Life Satisfaction, Reaching Goals

September 10, 2021

DBT – How To Be A Human

What Exactly Is Grief? We’ve all experienced it, whether in the loss of loved ones or more subtle life changes where we lose something less tangible.  When life roles change we may lose a sense of self, when a societal shift happens (like in 2020) we lose a sense of familiarity and normalcy.  Jobs, friendships […]

Coping With Pain

August 6, 2021

5 Tips For Moving Through Grief