TLC ‘Therapeutic Lifestyle Change’ Blog

My Birth Story

I love that in addition to Mother’s Day, May has become a month of acknowledging the many ways that motherhood affects our mental health and adjustment to motherhood. I only knew this journey vicariously through friends, and of course clients. Once my husband and I decided to start our family I experienced my own journey,…

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Trauma & PTSD

Trauma has become somewhat of a buzzword lately in social media and other platforms, however when I meet clients for the first time many may not see their own experiences, either from childhood or later in adulthood as ‘traumatic’. As you begin or consider counseling it helps to have an understanding of a variety of…

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Understanding Codependence

This post was inspired by podcast chat last year with Autumn Collier of The lady & The Couch podcast and The Well Woman practice. Check it out here I noticed the same traits continuing to come up for so many of my clients. A lot of times it looks something like anxiety, often at work…

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Radically Accepting 2020: Pt 2

Throughout the month of May I was asked to offer my mental health perspectives for one of my best friend’s pages (IG @urbnplayground) for a weekly mental health Q&A to discuss how to understand what we have been experiencing as we are adjusting to our post-COVID life. Then in June once again we were all…

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Radically Accepting 2020: Pt 1

I have noticed over the last couple months of transitioning my practice to telehealth sessions I have been talking a lot about radical acceptance. It is one of the principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Therapy, which says that when we accept difficult circumstances that are beyond our control we actually reduce our own level…

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Self-Care vs. Wellness

There is a lot of discussion about self-care recently in social media. In my opinion, self-care often refers to a one time spa day or mani/pedi when you feel like you need to treat yourself. But unless you have a plan in place approaching self-care in this way often becomes sporadic or when you are…

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