Every day I help people through the toughest times of their lives. Every day I model the work I teach. Every day I challenge and comfort. Every day I teach and sometimes even beg. Everywhere I go I am asked advice. Everywhere I go people often feel comfortable enough to tell me their deepest darkest …

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The presale is live! Help us get an idea of demand by preordering your copy of Ever Upward: Overcoming the Lifelong Losses of Infertility to Own a Childfree Life. This will help us to order at the lowest price point from the printer and help in shipping costs (much needed in this self/entrepreneurial publishing deal). Ever Upward …

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A Recovering Therapist’s Perspective It has not been easy to be a mental health therapist in the world this week, especially here in Saint Louis. Hell, it hasn’t been easy to be human this week. So much pain. So much violence. So much suffering. So much judgment. So much intolerance. So much powerlessness. And, yet …

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Stop starting over, start again. I’ve said these words to clients many times over. I’ve reminded myself of these words many times over. These words have also been at the core of the creation of the book cover of Ever Upward. At the heart of it all, they are the true spirit and essence of …

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Today, I am reposting The Authentic Therapist because I feel like it fulfills most of the goals of Mental Health Blog Day. We must own our stories. We must fight for our recovery. We must break the shamed silence and negative stigma surrounding mental health, as we are all fighting a battle of some kind and …

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“You see a therapist?!?” I think this question is posed for several reasons. But, if I practiced mind reading, which I never recommend doing, this is what I think is really behind this question: Only really crazy people have to see a therapist! But you’re a therapist, shouldn’t you have this all figured out? Chin up! Can’t …

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