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.

How much time do you think you spend in life working towards some goal?  Whether it’s working towards education, career related goals, relationship goals, personal development or fitness goals, much of our focus especially in modern society seems to be about achievement. I’m not here to bash on achievement, because I think the human spirit […]

Reaching Goals

February 3, 2022

Why You Shouldn’t Strive For Consistency

A New Operating System For Your Mind This month we are talking Dialectical Thinking, which I know sounds boring AF.  I’m assuming you’re here though, because you are interested in and committed to expanding your consciousness and optimizing your mental and emotional wellbeing.  If that’s the case, you’re going to love dialectical thinking. Why are […]

Reaching Goals, Relationships

January 14, 2022

Dialectical Thinking – Become An Expert Problem Solver

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

When you want something about yourself, your life or even someone else’s behavior to change, how do you go about it? We spend much of our lives wanting to make changes in one way or another.  Having goals is an important part of life, as is learning to accept oneself right where you’re at, but […]

Reaching Goals

March 16, 2021

Quieting Your Inner Drill Sergeant