These are some of the experiences I’ve had with clients over the past few years – made possible by the fact that our weekly therapy session is outside. When I first started offering therapy outside it was out of necessity during the pandemic. It was wonderful to reconnect with clients in person after months of virtual sessions. But meeting outdoors felt very different…
Do you feel frustrated when someone suggests you take deep breaths when you feel overwhelmed? The breaths don’t magically shrink our to-do lists, do they? If you belong in this category of humans, you are not alone and your experience is to be expected!
Save the dishes and other non-important, non-time-sensitive tasks for later on when you need a break. By letting go of unnecessary expectations about the right order to approach your day- you can be more productive.
Fall is also the BUSY season filled with meetings and commitments that were temporarily paused for a summer hiatus. Given how many folks I know who are struggling with staying on top of all the many demands of their daily lives.
Maybe because of this infrequency- I was able to have some distance and perspective- or maybe it was because I was totally stuck with nothing to do but drive on… but for whatever reason- the way I responded to her meltdown that night was different than the way I’d ever responded previously.
I love me some lists! My friends and family joke that I have a list of my lists. I have long-term lists- like my lists of gratitudes, lists of goals by my next birthday, list of trails I want to run on, list of vacations I want to go on, lists of books to read, lists...
I can’t believe how lucky I am! As a therapist, I am so privileged to be trusted by individuals who share their life’s journeys with me. My clients allow me to witness their struggles and their growth. They share their vulnerabilities and their successes. It is truly an honor that words cannot adequately express.
Dr. Beth Pearson joined other mental health therapists to discuss how to empower kids with strategies for managing anxiety. These strategies can be used for sleepaway camp and beyond.
Parents often find figuring out how to feed their children one of the most stressful aspects of raising babies and young children. It is certainly not uncommon for parents to struggle with decisions around breastfeeding vs bottle-feeding.