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Community events can trigger trauma, like the recent murder in Harford County. Dr. Kendra Arsenault outlines how to recognize and cope with trauma.
Hi! Dr. K here – it’s been a bit since I’ve blogged it up 🙂 but here I am! Popping in to answer a question we get every so often from prospective clients, check it out: This is a question that is totally normal to ask and yet, a bit trickier to answer. So, let’s […]
Dear Reader, This author has only one pressing question. How do you respond to the betrayed, broken, fixated, and furious spouse demanding to know: “should I stay or should I go?” If you recognize the introduction of this blog, or read it with the exact tone of Lady Whistledown, then you are out from under […]
by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C Thanks for coming back! If you have missed any of the previous three blogs, do yourself a favor and go back and start from the beginning. For this fourth, and final blog of this series, we are going to wrap things up with talking about how to start the conversation about […]
by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C When planning this blog series I was going to talk about the possible signs that a loved one may be using substances or having a difficult time controlling their use. If I’m being honest, that topic seemed to miss the mark for me. There are a ton of reasons that drug […]
by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C Welcome back! This week we are going to be discussing some of the factors that have been shown to put adolescents and young adults at risk for drug and alcohol abuse as well as things that you, the family, can do to protect against those risks. If you missed my last […]
by Mike Gillis, LCSW-C One of the things I noticed in my years in the field of addiction was the need for families to have support when loved ones are struggling with drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. Sure, most addiction treatment programs have a family component, but what about the months or years leading […]
by Dr. Kendra A. O’Hora, LCMFT Optimistic, energetic, adventurous… These traits describe only a small snapshot of the Enneagram Type Sevens we love! Let’s dig a bit deeper… So, each week at Wellness & Co. Amanda & Dylan (our resident relationship coaches and Enneagram teachers) hosted a “type panel” with each Enneagram type). We went through all nine types, […]
by Dr. Kendra A. O’Hora, LCMFT Loyal, curious, skeptical, and analytical…we’re talking about the Enneagram Type Six! These traits describe only a small snapshot of the Enneagram Type Sixes we love! Let’s dig a bit deeper… So, each week at Wellness & Co. Amanda & Dylan (our resident relationship coaches and Enneagram teachers) will be hosting a panel exploring […]
by Dr. Kendra A. O’Hora, LCMFT Observant, curious, knowledgeable, and distant. Does this sound like someone you know? These traits describe only a small snapshot of the Enneagram Type Fives we love! Let’s dig a bit deeper… So, each week at Wellness & Co. Amanda & Dylan (our resident relationship coaches and Enneagram teachers) will be hosting a panel […]
At the end of May 2019, we wrapped up the first birth trauma therapy group here at Wellness & Co. For eight weeks, four mamas learned; developed relationships; processed through hurt, pain, abandonment, and anger; and worked on forgiving themselves for not making choices they might have made had they felt empowered to do so. It was a privilege for me to watch them work through their struggles together, especially as a survivor of birth trauma myself. It was amazing to watch a mother soften in her judgement of herself and also feel completely accepted by those around her, something that these women admitted to previously not feeling very often, if ever.
When I started seeing clients in Maryland five years ago I noticed that people often had the same comments or questions regarding the therapeutic process. They typically go something like this: “but you haven’t experienced [parenting] so you don’t really know what its like,” “you must have the perfect marriage,” “I didn’t want to come because people in therapy have real problems and ours isn’t a problem,” “I figured that if I came to therapy once a week something would change”
….these types of comments and more go on and on. In short, people think ALL sorts of things about therapy.
Do you ever feel like your relationship is stuck? Running on autopilot? Or completely thrown off course?
I get it, I really do. I want you to know that if you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re normal. Your relationship is totally, 100%, normal.
We all get stuck. We all let our relationships run on cruise control without the proper love and attention they need. And, we all let our partnerships run off course. All of us, even therapists.