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By Sarah Gyampoh, LMSW We’ve all been there before…something we said or did affected someone we care about. And we realize that it is our responsibility to apologize to them and make things right. Whether or not your intention was to hurt the other person, the fact they feel hurt is enough of a reason […]
By Erin Newton, LCPC, PMH-C Hello everyone and Happy *almost* Fall! The practice has been really hoppin’ this summer, and that includes our referrals and requests for services! With four months left in the year we have already surpassed our number of calls from last year. We are honored and humbled to be this trusted […]
By Amanda Clegg, Relationship Coach Yep, the roommate phase in relationships. I see it all the time in my work. Whether the couple is newly into their marriage or have spent decades together – it seems to be a normal part of partnership. But, just because something is typical, doesn’t mean that we should accept […]
Community events can trigger trauma, like the recent murder in Harford County. Dr. Kendra Arsenault outlines how to recognize and cope with trauma.
As the summer comes to an end, don’t let yourself give up on the projects and goals you started. Our Intuitive Needs Assistant, Kaileen Arsenault, is here to help you conquer your summer.
Many of us may be aware of the inner critic. The inner critic is zoomed in on our flaws, mistakes, or shortcomings. For some, the inner critic pushes us to constantly strive for “perfection”. For others, the inner critic is a dreadful voice that brings us down and leads to inaction.
Somehow, we have convinced ourselves that we are different from the rest of nature. That we are better or stronger. But the truth is nature has it right. If we follow its rhythms, it shows us exactly what we need.
One of the most common statements I hear in my consultations with couples is that “We’re stuck in a vicious cycle.” It’s an exhausting, frustrating, and defeating spot to be in for many reasons, but honestly what may be the hardest part is that couples feel like they have all the awareness for what’s happening, yet nothing is changing. Here is what Amanda Clegg, Relationship Coach with Wellness & Co., recommends.
May is Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month! And if you’re not new around here, then you already know how much we value maternal mental health at Wellness & Co. It’s over four (!!) years ago now that we started intentionally focusing on mothers and their unique needs in terms of anxiety, depression, OCD, and birth trauma.
By Rebecca Horch, BACYC, CPC Without getting into too much detail so as to protect her privacy, my daughter is starting to show signs of puberty. She is my only daughter and my first child who is hitting this milestone. I’m a Parenting Coach. I have studied attachment, human development, and gentle parenting for years. […]
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.