Three Things you Need to Know about Self-Compassion
In this post I wanted to write about self-compassion and self-love. In February we celebrate (or are subjected to) Valentine’s Day, which emphasizes romantic love. But I wanted to take this space to talk about the love we can show ourselves during difficult times....
What to Expect During a First Therapy Appointment
Finding a therapist can be a daunting experience and reaching out can feel intimidating. I thought I’d share a little more about what you can expect if you’re interested in setting up an initial phone consultation and a first session with me. My hope is that this demystifies the process a little and decreases any reluctance to take the first step.
All about Worry
What is worry? Worry is closely related to anxiety but it is different. Worry is cognitive activity, meaning it happens above your neck! Worry is all that thought-based self-talk activity that leads to anxiety. It tends to be verbal rather than imaginal, so it’s the...
Do you have symptoms of the most common anxiety disorders?
A helpful starting point in understanding anxiety is to know the most common types of anxiety. In this post I'm going to describe the symptoms of the the different anxiety disorders. Being familiar with the different types of anxiety is important for a few reasons....
Why I became a clinical psychologist in private practice
I grew up in Missouri, in a small town near Ste. Genevieve. I knew I wanted to be a psychologist from the time I was in the 7th grade. Our social studies book included chapters on the major disciplines (anthropology, sociology, psychology) and after the psychology...
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