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Once a woman starts trying to conceive, the journey to motherhood begins. Matrescence refers to the process of becoming a mother. It parallels another one of life’s transitions, adolescence. Like the transition from child to teenager, motherhood comes with many changes to our hormones, physical body, relationships, and identity. According to Alexandra Sacks, an expert […]
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 […]
Hi friends! Your Intuitive Needs Assistant Kaileen here! I’m so so excited to write this blog. So excited in fact, I had to pause and scribble my random thoughts out up until this very moment. After all, the first step to organization is always a brain dump, even when it comes to our thoughts. So […]
Divorce is one of the most painful, scary, and overwhelming life experiences that someone can go through as a human. It rocks your foundation and leaves you feeling so deeply alone. It causes you to question how you’ll pay your bills, survive on your own, support your children, be able to trust another person in […]
Part IV: STONEWALLING Here we are at the end of our four-week journey together! I hope you have taken the time to really pause, read, and be intentional with the information in these blogs. Gottman’s research-based approach to relationships is at the forefront of marriage and couples counseling for a reason! As always, before we […]
Part III: CONTEMPT Annnnnd we’re back for part 3 of this 4 part series on Gottman’s Four Horsemen! Last week I left you with Action Step #2 – a somatic practice to cultivate awareness of your defensiveness and create space from stimulus to response so that you can engage with one another from a rooted […]
Part II: DEFENSIVENESS Ok pals, we’re comin’ in hot for part two of the four toxic communication styles in relationships (and their antidotes!). Before we dive in I want to do a little check in from last week. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, scroll down and go through that first! So, Action Step […]
Part I: CRITICISM I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for antidotes when it comes to healing. I’m a solutions kinda gal, what can I say. That’s part of why I love the Enneagram so much, it provides us all with clarity on what’s happening and what to do about it. But today we’re not actually chattin’ […]
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 […]
Have We Ever Even Met, In Person? Crazy to think that for many of the providers at Wellness & Co. they have never met some of their clients in person. Yes, we totally love the virtual world and our three favorite Canadian providers but we also like seeing and knowing our clients, face-to-face sans the […]
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.