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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 […]
Part II: The Empowerment of an ADHD Diagnosis By: Rebecca Horch, BACYC, CPC Welcome to part 2 of our 3 part series about ADHD. These posts are meant to inform and educate, and you may find that you connect with them, either on a personal level or because you have someone in your life who […]
Part I: An Undetected Journey By: Rebecca Horch, BACYC, CPC My Story – “Earth to Rebecca!” My 5th grade teacher used to yell this across the classroom when I would zone out during math lessons. I would snap out of whatever imaginative world I had entered and, embarrassed, pick up my pencil to doodle, at […]
Have you ever felt like parts of motherhood were not what you expected it to be? When I was pregnant with my son, I did everything I thought was necessary to prepare for his arrival. I researched the safest baby equipment, signed up for newborn classes, and read a ton of books. What I did […]
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 […]
Do you ever feel like no one really understands?
What happens when becoming a mom is not what you expected, at all?
Have you ever stopped to think about your perspective? How you make sense of the world?
Therapists can get burnt out, too. That’s why it’s so important to make space for self-care and recognize when we are wishing for the weekend.
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.