Healing and Acceptance – How to Let Go of Suffering

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance” — Nathaniel Branden The journey to healing and recovery begins with the inner realization that you do not like aspects of your life as it is today. It may come from a trauma, from...

They Don’t Have To Hit You For It To Be Abuse

Does this sounds familiar? *The following is a composite, not a specific account.  request free consultation Dear Diary, I just want someone to understand me.  I want to feel like I’m enough. “An abuser isn’t abusive 24/7. They usually demonstrate positive character...

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...