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FAMILY THERAPY
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Families come to therapy in the midst of intense conflict and worry. Whether your problems are new or years in the making, one thing is clear: everyone in the family is affected. Family conflicts are often very difficult to solve when you are directly involved. Everyone has their own ideas about what the problem is and what needs to be done about it, but the “solutions” only seem to make the problem worse.
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To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1.
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FAMILY THERAPY ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Families come to therapy in the midst of intense conflict and worry. Whether your problems are new or years in the making, one thing is clear: everyone in the family is affected. Family conflicts are often very difficult to solve when you are directly involved. Everyone has their own ideas about what the problem is and what needs to be done about it, but the “solutions” only seem to make the problem worse. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #marriagetherapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
Okay, so I was driving this afternoon and kept glancing in the rear view mirror. I am a natural rear view mirror glancer but today this line by @andre3000 popped into my head. Things like spaceships and planes have a large windshield to see where they are going but do not have a rear view mirror. If you are mission focused, you have no time to look in the rear view mirror! If you’re too focused on what’s behind you (the shoulda, woulda, couldas) there is no way you could “rip” the atmosphere with your skills and talents! Stay focused on the future my friends...I promise the destination will be worth it!!! #shrinkmenot #mentallywell #mentalwellness #licensedtherapist #blacktherapist #inspirationalquotes #hiphop #andre3000 #outkast #lyricalbars
Okay, so I was driving this afternoon and kept glancing in the rear view mirror. I am a natural rear view mirror glancer but today this line by @andre3000 popped into my head. Things like spaceships and planes have a large windshield to see where they are going but do not have a rear view mirror. If you are mission focused, you have no time to look in the rear view mirror! If you’re too focused on what’s behind you (the shoulda, woulda, couldas) there is no way you could “rip” the atmosphere with your skills and talents! Stay focused on the future my friends...I promise the destination will be worth it!!! #shrinkmenot  #mentallywell  #mentalwellness  #licensedtherapist  #blacktherapist  #inspirationalquotes  #hiphop  #andre3000  #outkast  #lyricalbars 
INDIVIDUAL THERAPY FOR ADULTS
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Whether your struggles have recently begun or you have been facing them for years, speaking with a supportive therapist can help you take steps toward a more fulfilling life.
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To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1.
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Don’t give up hope. Your time will come sooner than you expect it. 🦋 *
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My Son is In Residential Treatment. Now What?
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Sending your teen to a residential treatment center is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. This post is for those parents who have already made that choice. I want to talk a little about seeking support for yourself while your son is in a residential or wilderness program and about setting up follow-up therapy for your son when he returns.
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We have many years of experience working in a residential, therapeutic school serving emotionally and academically challenged teen boys. Residential treatment, with its round-the-clock supervision, highly structured behavioral programs, and multiple staff members is vastly different than once or twice per week therapy.
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My Son is In Residential Treatment. Now What? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Sending your teen to a residential treatment center is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. This post is for those parents who have already made that choice. I want to talk a little about seeking support for yourself while your son is in a residential or wilderness program and about setting up follow-up therapy for your son when he returns. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• We have many years of experience working in a residential, therapeutic school serving emotionally and academically challenged teen boys. Residential treatment, with its round-the-clock supervision, highly structured behavioral programs, and multiple staff members is vastly different than once or twice per week therapy. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
💡Therapist Tip: Being able to successfully handle conflict can be the skill that makes or breaks your relationship. 
Couples in long-lasting relationships have the ability to solve problems and let them go. They focus on taking care of the presenting issue rather than attacking the person. Even when they are angry they find ways to be upset, but stay close at the same time. Once the matter is resolved, they do not revisit it or use it as fuel for the next fire. Most importantly, successful couples have the ability to learn from each other and grow through their interpersonal difficulties. 💥How do you handle conflict in your relationship? What is your go-to way to resolve disagreements? How do you keep a cool head when triggered by your mate? Responses and feedback are welcome! You never know how your comment may help or encourage someone else! Are you and your partner experiencing difficulty resolving conflict in your relationship? If you would like assistance from a therapist maneuvering through the rocky parts of your relationship journey I’d love to help! Feel free to DM me or click the link in my bio to schedule an appointment 😊
💡Therapist Tip: Being able to successfully handle conflict can be the skill that makes or breaks your relationship. Couples in long-lasting relationships have the ability to solve problems and let them go. They focus on taking care of the presenting issue rather than attacking the person. Even when they are angry they find ways to be upset, but stay close at the same time. Once the matter is resolved, they do not revisit it or use it as fuel for the next fire. Most importantly, successful couples have the ability to learn from each other and grow through their interpersonal difficulties. 💥How do you handle conflict in your relationship? What is your go-to way to resolve disagreements? How do you keep a cool head when triggered by your mate? Responses and feedback are welcome! You never know how your comment may help or encourage someone else! Are you and your partner experiencing difficulty resolving conflict in your relationship? If you would like assistance from a therapist maneuvering through the rocky parts of your relationship journey I’d love to help! Feel free to DM me or click the link in my bio to schedule an appointment 😊
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Double-tap if you like 🍊🍊🍊. Oranges and other citrus fruits contain vitamin c. Intake of this vitamin can help lower the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, and blood pressure during high-anxiety situations. *
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Something fascinating came up in a session last week and it's stayed with me for days.
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This client is in her late 20's and has made some great realizations and progess throughout our time together. Last week she said, "I know I have unhealthy boundaries with my parents and that's just where it's going to be for now."
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I always say that my office is about my client's goals, not mine. Then, sometimes, my next statement might be "but here's my goal: xxx."
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One of my goals for my clients is awareness. AWARENESS. Sometimes we (clients AND myself at times!) are simply not ready or able to make healthy changes. At least being aware of this is a start.
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I was so excited for this client when she said this. Heck, I still am! As I said first, it's stayed with me for days. . .
Something fascinating came up in a session last week and it's stayed with me for days. * * This client is in her late 20's and has made some great realizations and progess throughout our time together. Last week she said, "I know I have unhealthy boundaries with my parents and that's just where it's going to be for now." * * I always say that my office is about my client's goals, not mine. Then, sometimes, my next statement might be "but here's my goal: xxx." * * One of my goals for my clients is awareness. AWARENESS. Sometimes we (clients AND myself at times!) are simply not ready or able to make healthy changes. At least being aware of this is a start. * * I was so excited for this client when she said this. Heck, I still am! As I said first, it's stayed with me for days. . .
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Blog Post: Crunch Time! Navigating School-Related Conflict – Part 1
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It’s that time of the year again, when tensions run high between parents and teens around schoolwork. While we hope for the best, past experience often tells us that we’re in for a struggle. Parents often seem more concerned about school than their kids do, and trying to help a teen be successful academically can feel like a losing battle.
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Blog Post: Crunch Time! Navigating School-Related Conflict – Part 1 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• It’s that time of the year again, when tensions run high between parents and teens around schoolwork. While we hope for the best, past experience often tells us that we’re in for a struggle. Parents often seem more concerned about school than their kids do, and trying to help a teen be successful academically can feel like a losing battle. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist  #backtoschool 
Grab any journal that "speaks" to you - plain or fancy. This is your journal for only "Good Things."
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In here you're going to write every "good thing" you can think of! This could be happy memories, inspirational quotes, funny stories, fave TV shows and/or quotes, etc. The only rule is nothing negative. If prom was a great memory, and your date dumped you the next day, you can write about the happy night and not add the next day. Only positives!
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If you are someone who struggles with depression and/or anxiety, this is a very useful tool. Typically, in the heat of an "episode," the brain gets trapped and overwhelmed with sadness or worry or both. When someone tells you "just think of positive things instead," the brain is literally unable to switch gears and do so. This is when you grab your "Good Things" journal and read through it! It sounds simplistic, but if you allow it to, this can pull you out of your negativity.
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This is not to be confused with Affirmations &/or Gratitude! Very different lists, although all beneficial.
Grab any journal that "speaks" to you - plain or fancy. This is your journal for only "Good Things." * * In here you're going to write every "good thing" you can think of! This could be happy memories, inspirational quotes, funny stories, fave TV shows and/or quotes, etc. The only rule is nothing negative. If prom was a great memory, and your date dumped you the next day, you can write about the happy night and not add the next day. Only positives! * * If you are someone who struggles with depression and/or anxiety, this is a very useful tool. Typically, in the heat of an "episode," the brain gets trapped and overwhelmed with sadness or worry or both. When someone tells you "just think of positive things instead," the brain is literally unable to switch gears and do so. This is when you grab your "Good Things" journal and read through it! It sounds simplistic, but if you allow it to, this can pull you out of your negativity. * * This is not to be confused with Affirmations &/or Gratitude! Very different lists, although all beneficial.
Will you be joining us this month for our August class on Play Therapy for Teens and Adults? 🤔We’ll see you soon!
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Will you be joining us this month for our August class on Play Therapy for Teens and Adults? 🤔We’ll see you soon! . If not, take a look at our next two classes (September and October) and RSVP today! 📲972.423.8727 or 📧Emily@accesscounselinggroup.com
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What if I want my teen to go to therapy, but he or she won’t come?
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Unfortunately, sometimes a teenager is not as willing as his or her parents to come in for therapy. However, it is possible to improve family relationships and reduce stress with just some family members involved in counseling.
We have often found that counseling with parents of troubled teens produces positive results more quickly than meeting with the teenager alone! Sometimes small changes in communication or expectations can result in big changes in the long run.
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Many of us have heard the term "Stop 'should-ing' all over yourself."
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SHOULD sets up an expectation, either our own or someone else's. Typically, it's an expectation that we are not meeting.
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The quick-and-easy way (also the most superficial way) to work through the "should" is to ask yourself "why?" This can help you get to the root of some of your hang-ups.
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Why "should" I wash the dishes? Because I'm the woman? That answer will get my husband in a lot of trouble and lead to deeper and necessary conversations! Because I have some free time today and we have no clean dishes for dinner tonight? Well, yes, then I need to wash dishes today! *
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Typically our "shoulds" are much deeper and more complicated than that example! Some are easy to figure out; some may require assistance from a therapist or coach. Some came from ourselves and some stem from others in our lives - past and/or present.
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Allow me to help you uncover where your shoulds came from - whose voice(s) is(are) in your head...
Many of us have heard the term "Stop 'should-ing' all over yourself." * * SHOULD sets up an expectation, either our own or someone else's. Typically, it's an expectation that we are not meeting. * * The quick-and-easy way (also the most superficial way) to work through the "should" is to ask yourself "why?" This can help you get to the root of some of your hang-ups. * * Why "should" I wash the dishes? Because I'm the woman? That answer will get my husband in a lot of trouble and lead to deeper and necessary conversations! Because I have some free time today and we have no clean dishes for dinner tonight? Well, yes, then I need to wash dishes today! * * Typically our "shoulds" are much deeper and more complicated than that example! Some are easy to figure out; some may require assistance from a therapist or coach. Some came from ourselves and some stem from others in our lives - past and/or present. * * Allow me to help you uncover where your shoulds came from - whose voice(s) is(are) in your head...
How long and how many times a week is a typical session?
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Family Therapy will:
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Petaluma Family Therapy is a highly respected counseling center in downtown Petaluma, California. Our Fully Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists work with youth age 9-17, adults, couples, and families. We are passionate about helping people through their struggles, and we believe that connection, exploration, and courage can change lives.
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Family Therapy will: • Resolve conflicts • Improve listening and communication • Rebuild trust ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Petaluma Family Therapy is a highly respected counseling center in downtown Petaluma, California. Our Fully Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists work with youth age 9-17, adults, couples, and families. We are passionate about helping people through their struggles, and we believe that connection, exploration, and courage can change lives. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #marriagetherapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
We all have bad moods sometimes. Yes, ALL of us.
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Sunday night, I was in a really bad mood. My husband, bless his heart, was doing everything he could to bring me out of it - all unsuccessfully.
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Finally, for whatever reason, I decided to list for him everything that had gone wrong that day. Right near the end I said "and the icing on the cherry was xxx!" [see what I did there?]
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He chuckled and said "not to kick you when you're down, but you know that's NOT how it goes, right?! It's 'icing on the CAKE' OR 'cherry on top.' "
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I burst out laughing. That could have been added to my list of negatives, instead I said "well, that's my new phrase!"
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I'm human, I mess up quotes sometimes - can we get "icing on the cherry" to take off?!
We all have bad moods sometimes. Yes, ALL of us. * * Sunday night, I was in a really bad mood. My husband, bless his heart, was doing everything he could to bring me out of it - all unsuccessfully. * * Finally, for whatever reason, I decided to list for him everything that had gone wrong that day. Right near the end I said "and the icing on the cherry was xxx!" [see what I did there?] * * He chuckled and said "not to kick you when you're down, but you know that's NOT how it goes, right?! It's 'icing on the CAKE' OR 'cherry on top.' " * * I burst out laughing. That could have been added to my list of negatives, instead I said "well, that's my new phrase!" * * I'm human, I mess up quotes sometimes - can we get "icing on the cherry" to take off?!
Bridging the Parent-Teen Divide
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You raised a child who once sat on your lap and giggled at your jokes to a young teen who walks right past you to hang out on her phone alone in her bedroom. You feel as though a large canyon has grown between you, and you feel ignored or shut out. It may appear that you need a mega sound system in order to hear one another. Perhaps your pleas for cooperation seem to fall on deaf ears, and it is all you can do not to shout about it. You want to understand where she is coming from, but you also have limited time and need to be practical. Even though you may feel extremely frustrated and tired of repeating yourself, raising your volume and/or making threats most likely will not yield the results you are hoping for.
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Bridging the Parent-Teen Divide ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• You raised a child who once sat on your lap and giggled at your jokes to a young teen who walks right past you to hang out on her phone alone in her bedroom. You feel as though a large canyon has grown between you, and you feel ignored or shut out. It may appear that you need a mega sound system in order to hear one another. Perhaps your pleas for cooperation seem to fall on deaf ears, and it is all you can do not to shout about it. You want to understand where she is coming from, but you also have limited time and need to be practical. Even though you may feel extremely frustrated and tired of repeating yourself, raising your volume and/or making threats most likely will not yield the results you are hoping for. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To read full blog article or to schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link below or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #marriagetherapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
OH BOY, HOW LIFE CAN IMPRESS YOU • I'm still amazed at how my love for books came back to me in a snap. Maybe it's this humble space, maybe it's the time and attention given to that missing point... Some things truly don't change I guess, even if you've been away for a while ~
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Still doing the #abookaweek shit and here are my August's picks : .
• '50 million rising : The new generation of working women transforming the Muslim World'. I've been loving this one, learned a lot already and got quite teary while reading the family history of @saadiazahidi 😥 (also, so weird to see a writer with my name...)
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• 'Woman Code : Perfect your cycle, amplify your fertility, supercharge your sex drive and become a power source' by Alisa Vitti from @floliving. This topic (or should I say, looaaadddds of topics) are on my mind for a while now and I wanted a whole read on it.
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• Two Dostoïevski : 'Le double' & 'Les nuits blanches'. I'll be quite mentally busy with the other two so to prevent being too overwhelmed, I want to have something less mental energy driven.
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And you, did you already pick your books for this month ? .
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OH BOY, HOW LIFE CAN IMPRESS YOU • I'm still amazed at how my love for books came back to me in a snap. Maybe it's this humble space, maybe it's the time and attention given to that missing point... Some things truly don't change I guess, even if you've been away for a while ~ . . . Still doing the #abookaweek  shit and here are my August's picks : . • '50 million rising : The new generation of working women transforming the Muslim World'. I've been loving this one, learned a lot already and got quite teary while reading the family history of @saadiazahidi 😥 (also, so weird to see a writer with my name...) . • 'Woman Code : Perfect your cycle, amplify your fertility, supercharge your sex drive and become a power source' by Alisa Vitti from @floliving. This topic (or should I say, looaaadddds of topics) are on my mind for a while now and I wanted a whole read on it. . • Two Dostoïevski : 'Le double' & 'Les nuits blanches'. I'll be quite mentally busy with the other two so to prevent being too overwhelmed, I want to have something less mental energy driven. . . . And you, did you already pick your books for this month ? . . #storytelling  #bookstagram  #book  #livre  #reading  #life  #selfreflection  #bookaddict  #booklover  #depression  #mentalhealth  #mentalawareness  #bookofinstagram  #bookblogger  #therapy  #therapist  #licensedtherapist  #blogger  #blogueuse  #psychology  #suicide  #burnout  #selfcare  #writer  #writersofinstagram  #foodforthought  #dostoyevski  #floliving  #bookdepositery 
Success or Failure? Is it how we play the game, or is there a deeper lesson?
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When school bells start ringing, parents’ anxieties rise. Parents find themselves asking, “Will my child be successful or will they fail? Will my child win or lose?” Some say, “It’s just how you play the game.” I propose a different approach.
We live in a society bombarded with harsh images of success and failure. Either we WIN or LOSE. I suggest: What if we are never winning or losing, succeeding or failing? What if, instead, we look at life from a different perspective?
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~Thomas A. Edison
When someone “wins” or “succeeds” – what has changed about that person? For starters, they have discovered one of many ways to feel good about themselves. When something is important to them, people need to feel that they can plan, try, and succeed.
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When you don't want to go to sleep because it means that you'll lose this day forever 😢😰😱😨 Am I the only one ? .
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“People say, 'I'm going to sleep now,' as if it were nothing. But it's really a bizarre activity. 'For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I'm going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.'
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If you didn't know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you'd seen.
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They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be OK? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the 'mind adventures' got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren't unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee.'
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So, next time you see someone sleeping, make believe you're in a science fiction movie. And whisper, 'The creature is regenerating itself.” ― George Carlin, Brain Droppings.
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When you don't want to go to sleep because it means that you'll lose this day forever 😢😰😱😨 Am I the only one ? . . . “People say, 'I'm going to sleep now,' as if it were nothing. But it's really a bizarre activity. 'For the next several hours, while the sun is gone, I'm going to become unconscious, temporarily losing command over everything I know and understand. When the sun returns, I will resume my life.' . If you didn't know what sleep was, and you had only seen it in a science fiction movie, you would think it was weird and tell all your friends about the movie you'd seen. . . They had these people, you know? And they would walk around all day and be OK? And then, once a day, usually after dark, they would lie down on these special platforms and become unconscious. They would stop functioning almost completely, except deep in their minds they would have adventures and experiences that were completely impossible in real life. As they lay there, completely vulnerable to their enemies, their only movements were to occasionally shift from one position to another; or, if one of the 'mind adventures' got too real, they would sit up and scream and be glad they weren't unconscious anymore. Then they would drink a lot of coffee.' . . So, next time you see someone sleeping, make believe you're in a science fiction movie. And whisper, 'The creature is regenerating itself.” ― George Carlin, Brain Droppings. . . . #sleep  #insomnia  #hackyourmentalhealth  #selfreflection  #depression  #mentalhealth  #mentalawareness  #therapy  #therapist  #licensedtherapist  #psychology  #soul  #soulfood  #suicide  #burnout  #selfcare  #writer  #writersofinstagram  #foodforthought 
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LONGLASTING EMOTIONS • I didn't know when it'll hit me again. Or if it'll ever be there again. I was angry at myself, then at life for taking away one of the gems that kept soothing me through thick and thin. Then, at some point, it left me. Without any notice, I was alone and bored just at the sight of a book. Reading? Why? For which purpose? Life isn't pointless anyway ?
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I'm happy to say that, this week, that warm desire of wanting new books came to visit Me again. I had an uproductive (but still exhausting) week, after a month of intensive schedule. Since i'm doing the #abookaweek thing, I'm more focused on selecting three to four books to read through the month.
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I went to my old buddies : Amazon and @bookdepositery. My new babies are on their way. Then, I wanted some live action and headed to @pelemelebruxelles and found those three. I was just so glad and happy to be able to enjoy again looking for books, comparing reviews, hunting for the best prices, getting excited of the idea of a new book between my hands.
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I experienced a lot of intense emotions through my life span and it was weird and hurtful to see those longlasting emotions leaving me for a very long time. I didn't know if I'll have the luxury to feel them again. At some point, I just accepted to live without them. They came back. With a new skin and an old smell.
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LONGLASTING EMOTIONS • I didn't know when it'll hit me again. Or if it'll ever be there again. I was angry at myself, then at life for taking away one of the gems that kept soothing me through thick and thin. Then, at some point, it left me. Without any notice, I was alone and bored just at the sight of a book. Reading? Why? For which purpose? Life isn't pointless anyway ? . . . I'm happy to say that, this week, that warm desire of wanting new books came to visit Me again. I had an uproductive (but still exhausting) week, after a month of intensive schedule. Since i'm doing the #abookaweek  thing, I'm more focused on selecting three to four books to read through the month. . . . I went to my old buddies : Amazon and @bookdepositery. My new babies are on their way. Then, I wanted some live action and headed to @pelemelebruxelles and found those three. I was just so glad and happy to be able to enjoy again looking for books, comparing reviews, hunting for the best prices, getting excited of the idea of a new book between my hands. . . . I experienced a lot of intense emotions through my life span and it was weird and hurtful to see those longlasting emotions leaving me for a very long time. I didn't know if I'll have the luxury to feel them again. At some point, I just accepted to live without them. They came back. With a new skin and an old smell. . . . #emotions  #storytelling  #bookstagram  #reading  #life  #selfreflection  #bookaddict  #booklover  #depression  #mentalhealth  #mentalawareness  #bookofinstagram  #bookblogger  #therapy  #therapist  #licensedtherapist  #blogger  #blogueuse  #psychology  #soul  #suicide  #burnout  #selfcare  #writer  #writersofinstagram  #foodforthought  #womancode  #howtobeagrownup  #loveyourladylandscape 
There are so many components to health and fitness. Weather you are looking to get to a healthy balanced life style or looking to be a high performance competitive athlete, the ingredients for success are the same. A synergistic plan will include training that is effective for your skill level and constantly evolving, balanced nutrition to match your training and life style and one of the most over looked components, recovery! I have been successfully serving SWFL in health and fitness for several years now and look forward to sharing my education and experience with you. If you or someone you know is interested in getting started or perhaps revamping a current strategy, feel free to inbox or message for a complimentary consult. #SFE_BodySolutions #TeamSFE #CertifiedPersonalTrainer #CertifiedNutritionCoach #LicensedTherapist
There are so many components to health and fitness. Weather you are looking to get to a healthy balanced life style or looking to be a high performance competitive athlete, the ingredients for success are the same. A synergistic plan will include training that is effective for your skill level and constantly evolving, balanced nutrition to match your training and life style and one of the most over looked components, recovery! I have been successfully serving SWFL in health and fitness for several years now and look forward to sharing my education and experience with you. If you or someone you know is interested in getting started or perhaps revamping a current strategy, feel free to inbox or message for a complimentary consult. #SFE_BodySolutions  #TeamSFE  #CertifiedPersonalTrainer  #CertifiedNutritionCoach  #LicensedTherapist 
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I started kickboxing in May. Near the end of each class, it is SO HARD to keep punching, keep pushing through, keep up with energy.
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I tried thinking about the side of politics that angers me. Ya know what? It helped me punch, and I didn't like feeling that angry and focusing on negativity.
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I tried thinking about specific people who have hurt or upset me somehow in the past. Ya know what? Same thing! It helped me punch, and I didn't like feeling that angry and focusing on negativity.
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My mom passed away in Jan, 1999. This loss actually motivates me! I miss her, I get to spend time thinking about her and our memories, and the anger of the loss helps me punch harder. And I don't feel all negative and icky after!
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Therapy for Individuals & Couples
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All people face overwhelming challenges at some time during their lives.
Whether your struggles have recently begun, or you have been facing them for years, speaking with an emphatic, professional therapist can help you find the courage to take steps toward a more fulfilling life.
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The issues that our therapists have helped adults address are too many to list here, but they often include:
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▶️ Depression
▶️ Intimacy
▶️ Feeling ‘stuck’ in life
▶️ Peer and workplace relationships
▶️ Family Conflict
▶️ Grief and Loss
▶️ Existential dilemmas
▶️ Substance abuse
▶️ Eating Disorders
▶️ Co-dependence
▶️ Sexuality
▶️ Self-worth
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Therapy for Individuals & Couples ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• All people face overwhelming challenges at some time during their lives. Whether your struggles have recently begun, or you have been facing them for years, speaking with an emphatic, professional therapist can help you find the courage to take steps toward a more fulfilling life. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The issues that our therapists have helped adults address are too many to list here, but they often include: ▶️ Anxiety ▶️ Depression ▶️ Intimacy ▶️ Feeling ‘stuck’ in life ▶️ Peer and workplace relationships ▶️ Family Conflict ▶️ Grief and Loss ▶️ Existential dilemmas ▶️ Substance abuse ▶️ Eating Disorders ▶️ Co-dependence ▶️ Sexuality ▶️ Self-worth ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #marriagetherapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
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Blog: What’s Going on In Your Son’s Brain?
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The life of a parent includes helping your child navigate transitions; from a once tiny snuggly baby boy, to an on the go toddler, an exploring grade schooler, an awkward preteen, and now, a young adult learning to become independent. These transitions have each been made with minor fails, a few emotional wounds, and thankfully some victories. This newest transition into a young adult might be one of the toughest, not only for your own mental sanity, but for your son also.
You are now questioning, “What’s going on in our son’s brain?” At one point you could easily determine your son’s needs, thoughts, and feelings. Overnight this has become much more difficult. Your son often doesn’t respond to your questions, or if so, responds in only one or two words. He has become less engaged and would rather not be spending time with his family. How do parents maintain a connection to their son as they grow into young adulthood?
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Read full blog article, to schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1.
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Blog: What’s Going on In Your Son’s Brain? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The life of a parent includes helping your child navigate transitions; from a once tiny snuggly baby boy, to an on the go toddler, an exploring grade schooler, an awkward preteen, and now, a young adult learning to become independent. These transitions have each been made with minor fails, a few emotional wounds, and thankfully some victories. This newest transition into a young adult might be one of the toughest, not only for your own mental sanity, but for your son also. You are now questioning, “What’s going on in our son’s brain?” At one point you could easily determine your son’s needs, thoughts, and feelings. Overnight this has become much more difficult. Your son often doesn’t respond to your questions, or if so, responds in only one or two words. He has become less engaged and would rather not be spending time with his family. How do parents maintain a connection to their son as they grow into young adulthood? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Read full blog article, to schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #marriagetherapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
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▪️Have you wanted to help others? Maybe get over some self image struggles? Looking for a distance program? ▫️Did you ever want to understand yoga and meditation more? ▪️Are you a yoga teacher who would like CEUs that help you increase your class enrollments and longevity, for sustainability? I have 30+ years experience and skills on helping others to step into their confidence and love who they see in the mirror. I owned a yoga school for over 20 years and have had hundreds of thousands of students, in addition to therapy clients, that have struggled with self image. ◾️This is a huge problem that brings some people to anxiety, depression, even suicide.◾️ Join us for our nationally recognized 14 week program & earn a certification and, earn 60 Yoga Alliance USA CEUs! 🔜Use YogaMe50 for the 50% launch this week only! Go to site, Shop Body Mind then, Radiant Mirror Yoga. Get certified for less than $60! . . . . . . . #yogateachertrainings  #yogaathome  #selfimage  #licensedtherapist  #psychologist  #yogastudent  #psychologymajor  #physicaleducation  #fitnessinstructor  #yogaeverydamnday  #yogalove  #yogatraining  #getcertified  #makeadifference  #lowselfesteem  #helpothers  #onlinecourse  #facebookgroup  #learnmeditation  #meditation  #50percentoff  #launchsale  #yogaismylife  #sharethelove  #purposedrivenlife  #yogalife  #yogalove 
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Blog Post: 7 Easy Ways to Conquer Anxiety
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You know that feeling…you’re sound asleep and all of a sudden, and for no known reason, you wake up. Suddenly, you start reviewing your day: Did I complete my to do list at work? Did I return that important phone call? How did the conversation with my boss really go? Before you know it, you have been worrying for quite some time as you lie there staring at the ceiling. Soon you start negotiating…if I can fall asleep now I will get four solid hours of sleep.
You’ve tried it all: Counting sheep, listening to music, writing down lists of things that worry you, and even resorting to watching Netflix to settle your anxious mind. Finally, you fall asleep out of sheer exhaustion only to wake to the sound of the alarm and the realization that you must start your day. Just that thought makes you start to feel nervous, nauseous and anticipating the worst – you are anxious, and you haven’t even gotten out of bed! You wonder if you are going crazy.
Chances are you are not going crazy, but it’s likely that your body is sending you physical and psychological signals that it needs to slow down and pay attention to its needs. With the advent of technology, increased need to multitask and the addition of Grande-sized coffee drinks, it’s no wonder that anxiety has become a growing epidemic affecting approximately 18% of the nation’s population. Anxiety is the fear or worry about things that may happen to you now, or in the future. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
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Blog Post: 7 Easy Ways to Conquer Anxiety ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• You know that feeling…you’re sound asleep and all of a sudden, and for no known reason, you wake up. Suddenly, you start reviewing your day: Did I complete my to do list at work? Did I return that important phone call? How did the conversation with my boss really go? Before you know it, you have been worrying for quite some time as you lie there staring at the ceiling. Soon you start negotiating…if I can fall asleep now I will get four solid hours of sleep. You’ve tried it all: Counting sheep, listening to music, writing down lists of things that worry you, and even resorting to watching Netflix to settle your anxious mind. Finally, you fall asleep out of sheer exhaustion only to wake to the sound of the alarm and the realization that you must start your day. Just that thought makes you start to feel nervous, nauseous and anticipating the worst – you are anxious, and you haven’t even gotten out of bed! You wonder if you are going crazy. Chances are you are not going crazy, but it’s likely that your body is sending you physical and psychological signals that it needs to slow down and pay attention to its needs. With the advent of technology, increased need to multitask and the addition of Grande-sized coffee drinks, it’s no wonder that anxiety has become a growing epidemic affecting approximately 18% of the nation’s population. Anxiety is the fear or worry about things that may happen to you now, or in the future. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Read full blog article, to schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #marriagetherapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
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Not everyone needs medication for their mental health condition. It’s a choice that is decided by you and your doctor. *
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Do not be ashamed of taking medication or going to therapy for your mental health condition. End stigma. Your are not alone. *
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Anyone recognize her?
She sits on my desk at work (yes, really!).
Can anyone guess why?
Anyone recognize her? She sits on my desk at work (yes, really!). Can anyone guess why?
What to Expect from Anger Management Counseling:
▶️ LEARN TO IDENTIFY ANGER ▶️ LEARN IMMEDIATE ANGER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
▶️ DISCOVER AND RESTRUCTURE IRRATIONAL ANGRY THOUGHTS
▶️ LEARN ABOUT THE WAYS IN WHICH YOU MAY BE INAPPROPRIATELY USING POWER AND CONTROL IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
▶️ LEARN RESPECTFUL WAYS OF RELATING TO OTHERS BASED ON EQUALITY
▶️ PRACTICE THE SKILLS YOU HAVE LEARNED
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What to Expect from Anger Management Counseling: ▶️ LEARN TO IDENTIFY ANGER ▶️ LEARN IMMEDIATE ANGER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES ▶️ DISCOVER AND RESTRUCTURE IRRATIONAL ANGRY THOUGHTS ▶️ LEARN ABOUT THE WAYS IN WHICH YOU MAY BE INAPPROPRIATELY USING POWER AND CONTROL IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS ▶️ LEARN RESPECTFUL WAYS OF RELATING TO OTHERS BASED ON EQUALITY ▶️ PRACTICE THE SKILLS YOU HAVE LEARNED ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #angermanagement  #therapy  #marriagetherapy  #youththerapy  #familytherapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
One week from now I’ll be walking across the stage and receiving my degree that I shed blood, sweat and tears for the last 5 years. The endless nights of studying and writing papers are over. However, I’m grateful for all of the trials and triumphs I’ve encountered. I’m thankful for attending two universities: WSSU and FAU. I’m thankful for the amazing testimony I’ve gained from taking an unexpected year off and being able to share that on a mission trip to Panama. I’m thankful for all the life-long friends I’ve gained. And I’ve learned to be content and confident in the season I’m in and to give my plans to God because He will wreck them before they wreck you. And in return for your obedience, He will put you in positions you didn’t think you were qualified for. So I’m unbelievably blessed to say I’ve already started my career early this year and now I’m studying to get my license to be a Behavioral Therapist for children with Autism. I’m willing be honest with my story so that it may encourage others to stay strong and to always follow their dreams no matter the circumstance.👑✨ #blackwomengetdegrees #blackexcellence #psychologymajor #licensedtherapist #newbeginnings 
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One week from now I’ll be walking across the stage and receiving my degree that I shed blood, sweat and tears for the last 5 years. The endless nights of studying and writing papers are over. However, I’m grateful for all of the trials and triumphs I’ve encountered. I’m thankful for attending two universities: WSSU and FAU. I’m thankful for the amazing testimony I’ve gained from taking an unexpected year off and being able to share that on a mission trip to Panama. I’m thankful for all the life-long friends I’ve gained. And I’ve learned to be content and confident in the season I’m in and to give my plans to God because He will wreck them before they wreck you. And in return for your obedience, He will put you in positions you didn’t think you were qualified for. So I’m unbelievably blessed to say I’ve already started my career early this year and now I’m studying to get my license to be a Behavioral Therapist for children with Autism. I’m willing be honest with my story so that it may encourage others to stay strong and to always follow their dreams no matter the circumstance.👑✨ #blackwomengetdegrees  #blackexcellence  #psychologymajor  #licensedtherapist  #newbeginnings  #stayfocused  #staystrong  #staypositive  #thispostistoolong 
Why don't I just buy something right when I see it? Why do I put things off? I can't be the only one who does this. . .
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While this type of thing has happened in the past, this time I'm going to try to learn the lesson and stop putting things off!
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Why don't I just buy something right when I see it? Why do I put things off? I can't be the only one who does this. . . * * There were two pairs of sandals in the Ugg Closet that I actually *needed* AND wanted, at a great sale! I put it off for two days ("my credit card is downstairs," "I don't have time right now," "I'll just do it tomorrow") and by the time I actually went to do it, the Ugg Closet was closed! Apparently it's a limited offer thing that they only "open" a few times a year! * * While this type of thing has happened in the past, this time I'm going to try to learn the lesson and stop putting things off! * * Anyone else?
Inspiring Positive Transitions for Young Adults
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Just a short time ago you walked down the aisle with the resounding sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” playing cheerfully. You struck out into the world with your sails full from pats on the back, encouragement from your mentors and teachers, and your heart warmed by memories or good times spent with your closest friends.
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You still believe that you have something special to offer the world, but the realities of life as a young adult sometimes seem drab, or your dreams have not quite taken flight the way you hoped they would. You are searching and working to form a vision for your future. Faced with so many choices, it is easy to become paralyzed and overwhelmed, or burdened by pain from the past.
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Life after school, life as part of the workforce, or trying to build something of your own can be challenging and sometimes lonely. Meaningful, lasting relationships are hard to come by, especially if you have decided to reestablish yourself in a new place.
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In young adulthood, especially during college and shortly after, you may face new existential questions about the purpose and direction of your life.
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In therapy you can explore this important transitional time in your life, address destructive patterns of thought, improve your relationships with others, and become more fully aware and mindful. A life lived in touch with one’s core values has more potential to be a life of success and fulfillment. Let’s talk about the next stage in your life.
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Inspiring Positive Transitions for Young Adults ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Just a short time ago you walked down the aisle with the resounding sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance” playing cheerfully. You struck out into the world with your sails full from pats on the back, encouragement from your mentors and teachers, and your heart warmed by memories or good times spent with your closest friends. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• You still believe that you have something special to offer the world, but the realities of life as a young adult sometimes seem drab, or your dreams have not quite taken flight the way you hoped they would. You are searching and working to form a vision for your future. Faced with so many choices, it is easy to become paralyzed and overwhelmed, or burdened by pain from the past. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Life after school, life as part of the workforce, or trying to build something of your own can be challenging and sometimes lonely. Meaningful, lasting relationships are hard to come by, especially if you have decided to reestablish yourself in a new place. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• In young adulthood, especially during college and shortly after, you may face new existential questions about the purpose and direction of your life. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• In therapy you can explore this important transitional time in your life, address destructive patterns of thought, improve your relationships with others, and become more fully aware and mindful. A life lived in touch with one’s core values has more potential to be a life of success and fulfillment. Let’s talk about the next stage in your life. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #marriagetherapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
Top of the morning fam! Managing anxiety is a tough task but an achievable one. Our fears place us smack dab in the middle of rising tension and/or past traumatic experiences and often times it can be too much to bare. Do you know that the mind is very powerful and those same thoughts that led you to feeling fearful can be the very thing that leads you to conquering those fears? Talk therapy is very key to overcoming fears, even the fear of failure. If this is your issue today, seek out therapy from a licensed clinician like myself who specializes in anxiety and drop kick your failures! Let your failure be a thing of the past. #goodmorning #mentalhealth #talktherapy #therapyservices #overcomingfears #managinganxiety #mindfulness #powerfulminds #CBT @psych_today @lwcounsels #ACAmember #licensedtherapist #goalsetting #conqueringfears #strongmondays #mondaymotivation #empowerment #minorityowned #businesswoman #teamletsgo
Top of the morning fam! Managing anxiety is a tough task but an achievable one. Our fears place us smack dab in the middle of rising tension and/or past traumatic experiences and often times it can be too much to bare. Do you know that the mind is very powerful and those same thoughts that led you to feeling fearful can be the very thing that leads you to conquering those fears? Talk therapy is very key to overcoming fears, even the fear of failure. If this is your issue today, seek out therapy from a licensed clinician like myself who specializes in anxiety and drop kick your failures! Let your failure be a thing of the past. #goodmorning  #mentalhealth  #talktherapy  #therapyservices  #overcomingfears  #managinganxiety  #mindfulness  #powerfulminds  #CBT  @psych_today @lwcounsels #ACAmember  #licensedtherapist  #goalsetting  #conqueringfears  #strongmondays  #mondaymotivation  #empowerment  #minorityowned  #businesswoman  #teamletsgo 
I was at a social gathering today and had a lovely conversation with one of the women there. She was telling me how great she's currently feeling compared to a few months ago.
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Her life a few months ago:  had just moved back home after her long-term boyfriend broke up with her. They had taken the leap months earlier to move in together, in a different state from her family. Quite a move and she was so excited for this new phase together. And he ended it. So she moves back home, now single, and has to find a new job on top of all of that. And she didn't want to leave the house. She didn't want to work out. She didn't want to socialize. She certainly didn't want to job hunt.
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GRIEF. She was grieving. Grieving the loss of the relationship. Grieving the loss of the future she thought she had. Grieving who-know-what-else.
The second I told her she was grieving, she took a deep breath and said "see, this is why I need you."
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What a sweet response from a wonderful lady! And she's not even a client of mine.
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Yes, sometimes labels are over-used and make us and others uncomfortable. But sometimes the label gives us a new perspective and helps us see how natural our response is to a situation.
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Grief and depression look a lot alike. Reach out for help if you're struggling with either.
I was at a social gathering today and had a lovely conversation with one of the women there. She was telling me how great she's currently feeling compared to a few months ago. * * Her life a few months ago: had just moved back home after her long-term boyfriend broke up with her. They had taken the leap months earlier to move in together, in a different state from her family. Quite a move and she was so excited for this new phase together. And he ended it. So she moves back home, now single, and has to find a new job on top of all of that. And she didn't want to leave the house. She didn't want to work out. She didn't want to socialize. She certainly didn't want to job hunt. * * Family and friends would ask, compassionately, "What's wrong with you?" And she couldn't answer. She found herself thinking "What IS wrong with me? Why am I so sad?" * * Anyone want to guess? * * GRIEF. She was grieving. Grieving the loss of the relationship. Grieving the loss of the future she thought she had. Grieving who-know-what-else. The second I told her she was grieving, she took a deep breath and said "see, this is why I need you." * * What a sweet response from a wonderful lady! And she's not even a client of mine. * * Yes, sometimes labels are over-used and make us and others uncomfortable. But sometimes the label gives us a new perspective and helps us see how natural our response is to a situation. * * Grief and depression look a lot alike. Reach out for help if you're struggling with either.
Yesterday I spoke with a prospective new client and she told me it took courage to reach out. I've heard this before, I know it's true. It still makes me sad when I hear it.
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Yesterday I spoke with a prospective new client and she told me it took courage to reach out. I've heard this before, I know it's true. It still makes me sad when I hear it. * * I wish it did not take *courage* to call a "professional" to help you when needed! * * Whether it's me or someone else - if you need it, make the call!
In our newest blog, Therapist Kimmy Peterson, MFT breaks down "What’s Going on In Your Daughter’s Brain?"
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The life of a parent includes helping your child navigate transitions; from a once tiny snuggly baby girl, to an on the go toddler, an exploring grade schooler, an awkward preteen, and now, a young adult learning to become independent. These transitions have each been made with minor fails, a few emotional wounds, and thankfully some victories. This newest transition into a young adult might be one of the toughest, not only for your own mental sanity, but for your daughter also.
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You are now questioning, “What’s going on in our daughter’s brain?” At one point you could easily determine her needs, thoughts, and feelings. Overnight this has become much more difficult. Your daughter often doesn’t respond to your questions, or if so, responds in only one or two words. She has become less engaged and would rather not be spending time with her family. How do parents maintain a connection to their daughter as she grows into young adulthood?
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To read full blog article, schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1.
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#familytherapy #therapy #marriagetherapy #youththerapy #petaluma #therapysession #Licensedtherapist #therapist
In our newest blog, Therapist Kimmy Peterson, MFT breaks down "What’s Going on In Your Daughter’s Brain?" ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The life of a parent includes helping your child navigate transitions; from a once tiny snuggly baby girl, to an on the go toddler, an exploring grade schooler, an awkward preteen, and now, a young adult learning to become independent. These transitions have each been made with minor fails, a few emotional wounds, and thankfully some victories. This newest transition into a young adult might be one of the toughest, not only for your own mental sanity, but for your daughter also. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• You are now questioning, “What’s going on in our daughter’s brain?” At one point you could easily determine her needs, thoughts, and feelings. Overnight this has become much more difficult. Your daughter often doesn’t respond to your questions, or if so, responds in only one or two words. She has become less engaged and would rather not be spending time with her family. How do parents maintain a connection to their daughter as she grows into young adulthood? ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To read full blog article, schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #marriagetherapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
Is it time to reach out and start your counseling journey??#drubleemcounselingservices #licensedtherapist #letmehelpyou #healing #therapy
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Families come to therapy in the midst of intense conflict and worry. Whether your problems are new or years in the making, one thing is clear: everyone in the family is affected. Family conflicts are often very difficult to solve when you are directly involved. Everyone has their own ideas about what the problem is and what needs to be done about it, but the “solutions” only seem to make the problem worse.
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We know how frustrating this can be, and you may be surprised to hear how much we enjoy helping families resolve these sticky situations. We enjoy family work so much because we have such optimism about your ability to resolve very difficult conflicts and change the way your family operates.
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With commitment, work, and perseverance most families can shift from a high-conflict, dysfunctional way of interacting to treating each other respectfully, resolving conflicts with win-win results, and honoring each person’s feelings and individuality.
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Family therapy is exciting because everyone in the family system is in the room at the same time. No single person’s story dominates the conversation, and family members are held accountable for their actions by other family members. We can even practice resolving conflicts in respectful, direct ways right there in the session, and we are with you every step of the way.
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To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1.
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Family Therapy ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Families come to therapy in the midst of intense conflict and worry. Whether your problems are new or years in the making, one thing is clear: everyone in the family is affected. Family conflicts are often very difficult to solve when you are directly involved. Everyone has their own ideas about what the problem is and what needs to be done about it, but the “solutions” only seem to make the problem worse. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• We know how frustrating this can be, and you may be surprised to hear how much we enjoy helping families resolve these sticky situations. We enjoy family work so much because we have such optimism about your ability to resolve very difficult conflicts and change the way your family operates. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• With commitment, work, and perseverance most families can shift from a high-conflict, dysfunctional way of interacting to treating each other respectfully, resolving conflicts with win-win results, and honoring each person’s feelings and individuality. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Family therapy is exciting because everyone in the family system is in the room at the same time. No single person’s story dominates the conversation, and family members are held accountable for their actions by other family members. We can even practice resolving conflicts in respectful, direct ways right there in the session, and we are with you every step of the way. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #marriagetherapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
I just read a bunch of quotes from this Roman Emperor and I'm all for this wise guy ! This process takes some time (years) to fully implement in the way we interact with life but is sooooo worth it! 🤗
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Each time you face something that gets to your nerves 😫, try to take a minute and think : in one, two or ten years, will this shit really make any difference ? A lot of the time, it doesn't so WE have to do our homework and get back our power to care. Everything else can play with the fucks left.🙄
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I just read a bunch of quotes from this Roman Emperor and I'm all for this wise guy ! This process takes some time (years) to fully implement in the way we interact with life but is sooooo worth it! 🤗 . . . . Each time you face something that gets to your nerves 😫, try to take a minute and think : in one, two or ten years, will this shit really make any difference ? A lot of the time, it doesn't so WE have to do our homework and get back our power to care. Everything else can play with the fucks left.🙄 . . . . . Bye Felicia 😘 . . . . #stoicism  #quote  #selfreflection  #depression  #mentalhealth  #mentalawareness  #therapy  #therapist  #licensedtherapist  #psychology  #soul  #soulfood  #suicide  #burnout  #selfcare  #writer  #writersofinstagram  #foodforthought  #hackyourmentalhealth  #fucksgiven 
Thanks to @brenebrown for this amazing book!

I was going to take the bookmark out, until I looked and saw the page it was on...
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We deal with shame in one of three ways:
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3. Move against by trying to gain power over others, by being aggressive, by using shame to fight shame
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This was my intended post today. And wouldn't you know it? It's the page that was book-marked. Creepy?
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Thanks to @brenebrown for this amazing book! I was going to take the bookmark out, until I looked and saw the page it was on... * * We deal with shame in one of three ways: 1. Move away by withrawing, hiding, silencing ourselves, keeping secrets 2. Move toward by seeking to appease and please 3. Move against by trying to gain power over others, by being aggressive, by using shame to fight shame * * This was my intended post today. And wouldn't you know it? It's the page that was book-marked. Creepy? * * I move away and hide in secrecy...what do you do?
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Most teens in Petaluma live in a relatively safe and opportunity-rich environment. Petaluma has a reputation for fostering family-oriented activities and valuing community. However, these efforts and safeguards certainly do not prevent teens and young adults from struggling with the challenges of adolescence.
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As teens grow, their point of reference shifts from their immediate family to peers. Great importance is given to the opinions of others as teens reach out beyond the familiar to explore new ideas and experiences. Shifts in brain structure also make adolescents more willing to take risks, seek pleasure, and minimize the costs associated with their choices.
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This is a natural process that can lead to exciting discoveries, identity formation, and new connections, but it also involves significant hazards. Many young people face depression, anxiety, anger management problems, obsessions, addictions, social isolation, and difficulty in family and peer relationships. Teenagers often need support and guidance from mature adults to make informed, wise decisions.
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Teens, much more than younger children, are reactive against efforts to control and direct their choices, and parents must also undergo a major transition in the way they interact with their teen children. Parenting, to a greater degree, becomes a matter of letting teenagers find their own solutions to problems and deal with the natural consequences of their choices.
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The whole family often struggles with this transition, and guidance from an experienced therapist can be helpful in addressing patterns of communication and transforming expectations.
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To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1.
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Most teens in Petaluma live in a relatively safe and opportunity-rich environment. Petaluma has a reputation for fostering family-oriented activities and valuing community. However, these efforts and safeguards certainly do not prevent teens and young adults from struggling with the challenges of adolescence. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• As teens grow, their point of reference shifts from their immediate family to peers. Great importance is given to the opinions of others as teens reach out beyond the familiar to explore new ideas and experiences. Shifts in brain structure also make adolescents more willing to take risks, seek pleasure, and minimize the costs associated with their choices. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• This is a natural process that can lead to exciting discoveries, identity formation, and new connections, but it also involves significant hazards. Many young people face depression, anxiety, anger management problems, obsessions, addictions, social isolation, and difficulty in family and peer relationships. Teenagers often need support and guidance from mature adults to make informed, wise decisions. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Teens, much more than younger children, are reactive against efforts to control and direct their choices, and parents must also undergo a major transition in the way they interact with their teen children. Parenting, to a greater degree, becomes a matter of letting teenagers find their own solutions to problems and deal with the natural consequences of their choices. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The whole family often struggles with this transition, and guidance from an experienced therapist can be helpful in addressing patterns of communication and transforming expectations. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• To schedule an appointment or phone consultation, please see link in bio or call (707) 772-5085 extension 1. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #familytherapy  #therapy  #marriagetherapy  #youththerapy  #petaluma  #therapysession  #Licensedtherapist  #therapist 
• SKINCARE : one of my biggest passion. I had the 'opportunity' to live with hormonal acne after having the bliss to deal with juvenile acne 🙄 so I got a lot of time to figure out how to actually treat my skin. I can fairly say that I tried A MILLION things. 😫
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I was following japanese wisdom regarding skincare (layering, sheet mask, way of life) before it became so trendy. That period of time really reshaped my relationship with selfcare... I was taking the time to pamper my skin as a whole environment (and enjoy it!) instead of focusing only on what I didn't like about it (i slowly stopped to be angry and annoyed at every blemish or 'imperfection'). Then at some point, without really thinking about it, I slowly did less. Came back to the basics. Oh boy, my skin rarely had greater condition ! Even before my period, I wasn't getting the random spots.
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I then kept the lowkey routine : * always removing my makeup * one or two masks a week * more times for sheet masks * drinking a loooot of water * from time to time, actually washing my face with Hadalabo face cleanser (the best out there, trust me).
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I recently tried Ciracle blackhead pads and it's AMAAAZING. That shit makes your blackheads melt like icecream in the sun ! You just have to remove the patch after ~15min then get a clean cotton or cotton bud and tadaaah ! Nose clean and sexy again. I also tried it on the chin and forehead, same results. .
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The only mask that never deceives my sensitive skin is the Body Shop one ! If I want to have a fresh and bright skin, I'll go for a 20 min session with this baby. A small quantity goes a long way, we're speaking months with a bi-weekly use. What's more to ask ? .
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#selfcare #sensitiveskin #hackyourmentalhealth #ciracle #hadalabo #thebodyshop #sheetmask #layering #japaneseskincare #koreanskincare #beauty #hypothyroidism #hormonalacne  #selfreflection #depression #mentalhealth #mentalawareness #therapy #therapist #licensedtherapist #psychology #soul #soulfood #suicide #burnout
• SKINCARE : one of my biggest passion. I had the 'opportunity' to live with hormonal acne after having the bliss to deal with juvenile acne 🙄 so I got a lot of time to figure out how to actually treat my skin. I can fairly say that I tried A MILLION things. 😫 . . . I was following japanese wisdom regarding skincare (layering, sheet mask, way of life) before it became so trendy. That period of time really reshaped my relationship with selfcare... I was taking the time to pamper my skin as a whole environment (and enjoy it!) instead of focusing only on what I didn't like about it (i slowly stopped to be angry and annoyed at every blemish or 'imperfection'). Then at some point, without really thinking about it, I slowly did less. Came back to the basics. Oh boy, my skin rarely had greater condition ! Even before my period, I wasn't getting the random spots. . . . . I then kept the lowkey routine : * always removing my makeup * one or two masks a week * more times for sheet masks * drinking a loooot of water * from time to time, actually washing my face with Hadalabo face cleanser (the best out there, trust me). . . . I recently tried Ciracle blackhead pads and it's AMAAAZING. That shit makes your blackheads melt like icecream in the sun ! You just have to remove the patch after ~15min then get a clean cotton or cotton bud and tadaaah ! Nose clean and sexy again. I also tried it on the chin and forehead, same results. . . . . The only mask that never deceives my sensitive skin is the Body Shop one ! If I want to have a fresh and bright skin, I'll go for a 20 min session with this baby. A small quantity goes a long way, we're speaking months with a bi-weekly use. What's more to ask ? . . . #selfcare  #sensitiveskin  #hackyourmentalhealth  #ciracle  #hadalabo  #thebodyshop  #sheetmask  #layering  #japaneseskincare  #koreanskincare  #beauty  #hypothyroidism  #hormonalacne  #selfreflection  #depression  #mentalhealth  #mentalawareness  #therapy  #therapist  #licensedtherapist  #psychology  #soul  #soulfood  #suicide  #burnout 
Today’s Professional Crush Wednesday goes to Brittany Hardy @bhardy12 @thehardyclinic. 
Brittany is a resident of Atlanta and an alumni of Georgia Southern Unviversity #therealgsu. Brittany earned her Masters in Family Therapy at Mercer University School of Medicine. Brittany currently attends the Georgia School of Professional Psychology where she is pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Trauma and Sports Psychology.

Brittany is an expert licensed marriage and family therapist. Brittany recently opened up her own practice called The Hardy Clinic which offers individual, family, and group therapy #femaleentrpreneursrock. 
Brittany we honor you today as our Professional Crush Wednesday! You stepped out on faith to start your own practice! That took confidence and faith. Your Eagle family supports you and we salute you today as our Professional Crush Wednesday! 
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Today’s Professional Crush Wednesday goes to Brittany Hardy @bhardy12 @thehardyclinic. Brittany is a resident of Atlanta and an alumni of Georgia Southern Unviversity #therealgsu . Brittany earned her Masters in Family Therapy at Mercer University School of Medicine. Brittany currently attends the Georgia School of Professional Psychology where she is pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Trauma and Sports Psychology. Brittany is an expert licensed marriage and family therapist. Brittany recently opened up her own practice called The Hardy Clinic which offers individual, family, and group therapy #femaleentrpreneursrock . Brittany we honor you today as our Professional Crush Wednesday! You stepped out on faith to start your own practice! That took confidence and faith. Your Eagle family supports you and we salute you today as our Professional Crush Wednesday! #sharetherich  #pcw  #professionalwomen  #entrepreneur  #licensedtherapist  #marriageandfamilytherapist  #grouptherapy  #individualtherapy  #georgiasouthernuniversity  #therealgsu  #southernnotstate 
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Good Morning!! I'm seeing patients this morning at office/contract #1...then off to a lunch orientation for contract #2. 
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