When Your Life’s Not Appropriate Water Cooler Talk
It’s the worst feeling. You’re at work or school and trying to make friends. Your colleagues are sharing about whatever silly thing happened at camp when they
Ladyhood Q&A: How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome
Last week, Chisomo, of Called Out Living, reached out to me with a question on Instagram. Chisomo is a creative mum, from the UK, who designs home
Life v. Sense of Self: The Ballad of Your Twenties
On the same album as the oh-so-catchy Young Folks by Peter, Bjorn, and John is this dear song called, Objects of My Affection. Do you know it? It’s one
Fight Activist Fatigue With These 7 Strategies
As a therapist who works with sexual and domestic violence survivors, I cannot pretend that I am unbiased in response to politics. I subscribe to
Feminist Therapy Is Not Just for Bra-Burning Types (Of Course, They Are Welcome Too)
Growing up I used to tell my dad that I thought I was born in the wrong era. In a lot of ways, I was
Self-Care Isn’t Everything
Does self-care ever feel like an imposition to you? A burden? A band-aid? Or just another thing to make you feel bad about yourself? Perhaps
Labels are for Problems, Not People
The stigma of a mental health diagnosis stands out in my mind when I think about why people avoid therapy. In a lot of ways,
Humor Has a Very Important Place in Therapy
While we would never want to rely exclusively on one protective style in life, or in therapy, humor can be incredibly helpful. When I was
Trauma Therapy is All About Those Baby Steps
Many, many of my clients are trauma survivors. They seek therapy to deal with the lingering effects of growing up with toxic parents, domestic violence
Looks like a duck, talks like a duck, walks like a duck, but isn’t a duck.
Therapy is a weird kind of relationship. It’s intimate but not in the romantic way. It feels like talking to your best girlfriend. But you are
New to therapy? Here’s the inside scoop.
A lot of my clients are first-timers and have never gone to therapy before. They are often wondering what therapy looks like. Is it as
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