I have found a special love, and talent for those in the battle of secondary infertility and those in the midst of pregnancy after loss. The other day I had an aha with a client coping with pregnancy after loss. One of the biggest misconceptions of the trying to conceive, infertility and loss community is that …

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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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Truly honored “Be free my guarded heart and I shall flourish. Tear down the walls that guard and I will thrive. Expose my inner depths and shine light on what’s real. Afraid and brave, she will live and love freely and entirely. Watch her fly. Watch her grow.” The words my client wrote as part …

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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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Why? The word that so many toddlers torture their parents with as their curiosity about the world overwhelms them so much that they must know why about everything. Why? Why? But, why? It is counseling 101, and in reality, one of the most helpful communication tools I teach to my clients. Take the why out …

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