When New Year’s Resolutions Go Bad

It’s New Year’s Eve, 2016 and time to make those annual resolutions. You know, the ones you will break one week from now? Or at least that’s the way it always worked for me. The problem, I finally figured out, is that resolutions are typically based...

7 Common Myths About Depression

Depression affects 10% of people in America and about half of all college students report feeling so depressed at some point that they have trouble functioning. It’s becoming the “acceptable” mental health diagnosis but there are still many...

My “Why” for Doing Trauma Therapy

I was interviewed by Guy Macpherson of The Trauma Therapist Project this week about my “why” for becoming a trauma therapist. I was honored to join the ranks of some of my mentors who have also been interviewed by Guy, including Dr. Janina Fisher and...

When PTSD Affects Relationships

The most well known symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are nightmares, flashbacks, hypervigilance, exaggerated startle response, avoidance of triggers and dissociation.  Less obvious, though, and possibly more pervasive are the effects that PTSD...