Warrior for Peace: Holding Space and Vicarious Trauma

In Warrior III, we're instructed to feel ourselves reaching in all four directions - the crown of the head, the heel of the extended foot, each of the arms in opposition. But I've always found that I best achieve balance when I sense extending into 6 directions: east, west, north, south - and down to [...]

Calm & Connected

  Now enrolling for the Fall series of Calm & Connected. Middle school and high school groups for anyone who identifies as female. Do you wish you had people who "just get" you? Do you struggle to find friends? Is it hard to feel like you belong? Are you worried about doing and saying the [...]

Let the Harry Potter Themed Therapy Begin!

“If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful but with the powerless; if you retain the ability to imagine yourselves into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, then [...]

8 Ways Our Thoughts Play Tricks

"Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny." - Mahatma Ghandi    When put like that, it's tough to argue with Ghandi. Our thoughts are powerful. Sometimes our thoughts can trick us, and [...]

When Therapy Ends Unexpectedly

This job is hard. Yes, we sit and we talk and we listen. The job rarely requires us to do the heavy lifting of construction, or the rigorous routine of running laps around a restaurant, or quick calculations of medications. But the responsibility of holding the sacred space, of guarding others' secrets, of bearing witness [...]

New Year for Positive Growth

As we ring in the new year with resolutions to eat better, exercise more, and generally adopt habits to better serve us, I want to support you in your goal for greater growth. Beginning now through January 31, counseling packages are available for a discounted rate. Register for 8 sessions for the price of 4! [...]

OH! The Thinks You Can Think: A Brief Intro to CBT

When working with clients who experience a moderate level of anxiety, I often blend mindfulness based stress reduction with cognitive behavioral therapy. Anxiety affects the body physically as well as mentally. Think about it. Can you recall a time you felt anxious about something? A test, a performance, seeing a friend, a first date, speaking [...]