Change: A Million Little Things

This blog explores the many factors that contribute to growth and healing in the context of counseling and therapy.

Narcissism, Caregiving, and Trauma: Facing Uncomfortable Feelings Results in Healing

This post explores the importance of feeling and understanding our emotions in combatting Mental Health symptoms such as anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress syndrome, and addiction. This post argues that in order for healing to take place or intimacy to occur, we must be able to feel our feelings and learn from them.

Running From Guilt and Shame Means Running Towards Narcissism and Caregiving

This post explores characteristics of individuals who have a tendency towards caregiving behaviors versus those who have a tendency towards narcissistic behaviors.

Like It or Not, It’s All About the Relationship

This blog explores the impact of early messages from parents and the internal dialogue that we take into adulthood.

Splitting and Gratitude

This post explores the concepts of Psychological splitting and Object Constancy and how these concepts might be useful when considering gratitude and loss, particularly during difficult seasons.

Ownership: Do You Under or Over Own in Your Relationships?

This post contrasts denial and ownership, as it pertains to self-awareness and growth, and explores relationship patterns of under-owning in narcissists and over-owning in caregivers.

Milestones after Midlife: Experience and Generativity

This post explores the concepts of midlife crisis and Stagnation and Generativity and assists individuals in exploring expectations and needs during midlife.

Orchids: The Struggle in the Bloom

This post explores the concept of resiliency by considering the fact that an Orchid often blooms by being stimulated by unfavorable conditions. Resiliency often produces growth in individuals, especially when brought about by difficult situations.

Rework the Resistance

This post considers the concept of resistance and how behavioral is often purposeful even if unconsciously. Tips for exploring the meaning of resistance in oneself and others are provided.

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