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The Impact of Childhood Trauma Later In Life

Childhood is a time of innocence. It is a time of playfulness and carefree attitudes.  As a child, your main goals are to have fun, make memories, and lay the groundwork for who you’ll become later in life. There shouldn’t be a care or worry in your world during those formative years.  Unfortunately, life sometimes has other plans. When you experience trauma at a young age, it isn’t something that can be brushed under the rug and forgotten about. If that trauma goes unprocessed or unmanaged, there could be lasting effects that begin to appear later in the adult years.  Here are some of the common ways trauma can present itself. 

2024-05-12T22:19:56+00:00Trauma Therapy|

How Therapists Can Navigate and Resolve Ethical Dilemmas

In the realm of mental health and therapy, practitioners often find themselves at the crossroads of compassion and ethics, facing complex and sensitive situations that require careful consideration and decision-making. These moments, commonly referred to as ethical dilemmas, stem from a variety of situations and are not unique to the field of therapy. Nonetheless, they are particularly significant in a profession dedicated to helping individuals navigate the intricacies of their emotional and psychological well-being.

4 Practical Tips for Dealing with Depression

Depression is an extremely common but serious mental health disorder. While it’s completely normal to experience feelings of sadness and fatigue from time to time, if you notice that these feelings persist for longer than two weeks, it’s a good indicator that depression may be at play. If you suspect that you or a loved one is struggling with depression, it’s important to seek support. If you’re not quite ready to make a call and set up an appointment with a therapist just yet, there are lifestyle changes that you can make to try to reduce or limit some of the signs and symptoms you may be experiencing. Here are four practical tips for dealing with depression.

2024-05-12T22:28:38+00:00Depression Therapy|

What Is the Difference Between Autism and Being a Highly Sensitive Person?

While sensitivity can manifest in various ways, two terms that frequently come up are “Highly Sensitive Person” (HSP) and “Autism Spectrum Disorder” (ASD). These two conditions, while distinct, share some common traits that can sometimes lead to confusion as to how they are different. Let’s explore.

2024-05-12T22:31:23+00:00HSP Therapy|

Common Ways You Feel Trauma in Your Body

Trauma isn’t easy. You know that it takes time to heal, to overcome, and to move forward again. But trauma isn’t just a battle that you’re fighting in your own head. It affects your body, too. Trauma is not just a figment of the mind; it is a narrative written deep within the very cells of our body. While we try to move on mentally, our bodies have their own way of keeping score. Often, trauma manifests itself in physical sensations, patterns of tension, or even chronic illnesses that can seem inexplicable. From the subtle tightening in your chest to chronic pain or fatigue, your body communicates distress signals long after the traumatic event has passed.  Let’s learn more about some of the common ways you can feel trauma in your body.

2024-05-12T22:33:43+00:00Trauma Therapy|

6 Common Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics

At least 20 percent of children are raised by a parent struggling with substance abuse. In more than half of those cases, they are children of alcoholics. Life is uncertain and unpredictable. It can also be frightening and violent. This, of course, can lead to trauma and typically has a long-term impact.  Emotional needs are not met. Succeeding at school can feel impossible. You are neglected while being forced to take steps to keep your home life a secret. Clearly, substance abuse affects far more than the person struggling with addiction. And the outcomes can linger well into adulthood. 

2024-05-12T22:36:47+00:00Trauma Therapy|

Effective Natural Solutions for Reducing Anxiety

You’ve known for a while that you’ve been struggling with anxiety. At first, you may not have wanted to admit it to yourself. But you can’t ignore the signs and symptoms you’ve been experiencing anymore. A lot of people go to therapy or take medication for anxiety, but that may not feel like something you’re interested in or ready to try — and that’s okay. Luckily, there are many different treatment options for anxiety, and medication isn’t the only combatant. Let’s learn more about effective natural solutions for reducing anxiety.

2024-05-12T22:43:57+00:00Anxiety Therapy|

4 Key Benefits of Therapy for Therapists

You speak about the benefits of therapy day in and day out. As a therapist, sure, it’s your job, but you’ve also seen it work for your own clients. You have several clients that have seen and experienced the benefits firsthand. You have new clients that are slowly opening up and starting to see the benefits as well. Being a therapist isn’t an easy job. Sure, it’s a rewarding one, but no two days look exactly the same. Some days are easier than others. Some clients experience breakthroughs while others experience breakdowns. You’d be lying to yourself if you didn’t admit feeling the same way from time to time. Let’s learn more about the benefits of therapy for therapists. Here are 4 key benefits of therapy for therapists.

Understanding the Difference Between a Sensory Processing Disorder and a Highly Sensitive Person

One of the first things you’re taught about in school is about your five senses. You learn about taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight. As you grow older, you realize that these five basic senses aren’t given to each individual. Some people are born without the ability to see. Others may lose one of these abilities, like hearing, over time. On the other hand, some individuals may be more in tune with their five senses and even the senses of others. Let’s learn more about the differences between a sensory processing disorder and a highly sensitive person.

2024-05-13T01:07:26+00:00HSP Therapy|

What Causes Attachment Trauma?

They say that the past makes you into the person you are today. Your positive and negative experiences will both have an impact on who you turn into as an adult. If your parents were both teachers, you might be more likely to become a teacher yourself. If your baked cookies or muffins with your grandma growing up, you may be more inclined to bake as a hobby or passion as an adult. Or maybe you were bitten by a dog when you were younger, and to this day, you’re slightly afraid of dogs. Positive and negative experiences can have a huge impact on the person you become. Your primary caregiver and your attachment to that primary caregiver can play a huge role. Let’s learn more about attachment trauma and what causes it.

2024-05-13T01:09:34+00:00Trauma Therapy|