The Advantages of Therapy from a Small Independent Agency As in many things, from coffee shops to car lots, cosmetics stores to restaurants, we tend to feel a greater sense of comfort and familiarity with smaller, boutique, mom-and-pop businesses. But in today’s world we often
The Gift of Therapy
“Is it okay that my therapist just shared something with me about themselves?”
“Can I be honest with my therapist about how they make me feel?”
“How can I get the most out of therapy?”
Going to therapy and being in a space where we can process, practice being honest, and come into our authentic selves takes time. Learning how to navigate therapy and exist as our whole selves in therapy is a process. As you build a therapeutic relationship with your therapist, honesty, and authenticity about how you are experiencing the relationship can help you and your therapist understand one another better. Ultimately, it motivates shifts and changes in the therapeutic relationship that will serve you beyond the time and space you share with your therapist.
In his book, “The Gift of Therapy” Irvin D. Yalom, M.D. talks about different issues such as the here-and-now, disclosure, responsibility, and feedback in the therapeutic relationship. A book for therapists and clients, Yalom’s compilation of short letters and essays feels like you have unlimited access to picking his thoughts and brain whenever you’re in a state of wondering about your experience in therapy. Whether you decide to pick up “The Gift of Therapy” or not, we hope that you take the chance, to be honest in sessions. For a space that exists solely to facilitate your healing and well-being, you deserve to be open about your feelings, thoughts, and experience.
Why Do Non-Monogamous People Need Relationship Therapy? Let’s start with some definitions before we get into our discussion. For our purposes, let’s keep it simple for now, since a full examination of the topic would consist of dozens of blogs. Consensual non-monogamy describes those relationships in which
Peer to Peer Support for Queer Women What are Peer Support Services and what is a peer counselor? Peer counseling is an effective way of assisting and supporting people, on a variety of issues, by pairing them with people who have shared those life experiences. Peer
Coming Out as Queer to Ourselves Coming out refers to the process, the path, we follow to telling ourselves the truth about our sexuality and/or gender. For some, it is easy and matter-of-fact. For others, it is deeply troubling and can take an emotional toll.
Why We Need Inclusive Mental Health Inclusive therapy is, simply put, the idea (and practice) that all people, regardless of their gender, abilities, orientation, age, minority status, religion….everyone…should have access to competent, quality mental health care. How a person identifies is an irrelevant consideration when we talk about
Therapy for Restoration Maybe you feel like you have lost your sense of self or purpose? Therapy can help you restore and build a better life. In therapy, you can objectively review life events, thoughts and feelings, and your actions and reactions in numerous situations.
E-THERAPY? “Really, does that work?” I am often asked about electronic therapy. It only seems appropriate that my first blog address electronic therapy, (e – therapy). Here you are totally ready to address some mental health stuff and make those positive changes. You want a competent therapist that will understand