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By Jessica Smith & Dylan Vanz Alright, men- this one’s for you! At Wellness & Co, we’ve received some feedback that we need to publish more blogs geared toward men. As such, this blog aims to tackle why it can be so hard for men to seek therapy, providing some useful insights from our very […]
Hello readers – I hope this blog finds you well! Today, I’d like to spend some time focused on midlife transitions, particularly in women ages 40 through 60. That’s right…this one’s for you, ladies! First, A Few Questions: Are you finding yourself in a new phase of life and suddenly unhappy in your marriage or […]
by Jess Smith, LCPC It’s February 2021. The holiday dust has settled, and we’ve reached those long winter months. Now is the time to get focused and start working toward those goals you’ve set for yourself. With that being said, it’s one thing to set a goal, but how do we get motivated to start […]
by Jess Smith, LCPC Moving Into the New Year: Common New Year Goals Well, we made it. 2021 is finally here. Goodbye and good riddance to 2020. So, now what? New Year, New Me Now that 2021 is here, let’s talk about some new goal/resolution ideas! You may have listened to our IG Live about […]
by Jess Smith, LCPC 2020. Yuck. I think it’s safe to say we’re all ready for 2020 to be over, and it can be incredibly helpful to create some new goals for the new year as they can provide hope and excitement for things to come. Over the next few weeks, we’ll aim to wrap […]
by Jessica Smith, LCPC What CBT Says We Can Do About It! By now you should be fairly familiar with some of the most common cognitive distortions (check out Parts III, IV, and V for examples), and hopefully you’ve been able to pinpoint when you’ve engaged in them when experiencing anxiety in the past. As […]
by Jessica Smith, LCPC And finally, our last five distortions to cover! Here’s Emotional Reasoning. This distortion involves internalizing our emotions so that we believe what we feel must be true. For example, “I’m feeling sad today. I’m such a miserable person” or “I’m feeling overwhelmed, so I’m not going to be able to solve […]
by Jessica Smith, LCPC Hopefully you were able to read through my previous post which identified, described, and gave examples of some of the most common cognitive distortions (see Part II in our series for a definition of cognitive distortion). We’ll keep this psychoeducation train moving onto a few more! Here’s Personalization Has anyone ever […]
by Jessica Smith, LCPC Welcome back! In this post and the following two posts, I will be identifying, describing, and providing examples of some of the most common cognitive distortions. As you read, try to think of times you may have experienced certain feelings or behaved in certain ways based on these thought patterns! We’ll […]
by Jessica Smith, LCPC To this point, we’ve figured out what anxiety is and how it can affect us. We’ve also discovered that according to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), it is typically caused by our negative thought processes. CBT terms these automatic negative thoughts cognitive distortions. Another Definition I’ll refer back to my trusty Merriam-Webster […]
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.