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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.
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 Brittany Moffitt, LICSW You may remember the saying “It takes a village to raise a child.” When we imagine this concept of a ‘parenting village’, it can feel so very far from where we are today, particularly in a society that values individualism over collectivism. A parenting village of multi-generations and extended family to […]
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 […]
By Rebecca Horch, BACYC, CPC Parents, I have something to say that you might have a hard time hearing. When you put your kid in therapy, nothing is going to happen…for a really long time. It’ll cost a lot of money, and take a lot of time, and you will feel frustrated that all you […]
By Amanda Clegg & Rebecca Horch Have you been doing inner work for years? Have you been spending time developing a meditation practice? Have you been stuck in old patterns that feel difficult to shift? Then you, my friend, could be an ideal candidate for our newest service at Wellness & Co.! Picture this: Two […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
You’ve decided it’s time to start therapy, but looking for a therapist sounds like a daunting task. Perhaps you are worried that you won’t find the right therapist. Maybe you’ve found the right therapist, but they have a waitlist or do not accept your insurance. Whichever it is, this blog is covering how to find […]
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.