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With twelve providers our blog offers countless resources covering a ton of topics. We use blogging as an avenue to share our professional expertise and personal experiences.
Many clients have experienced sexual trauma. We never take these stories for granted because we know they are personal, private, and painful.
We all have a story. How we chose to share our story and integrate our story into our lives depends on who we are and how we want to heal.
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.
Couples therapists see the worst of the worst. Infidelity, betrayal, trauma, withdraw, distance, lifelessness, marriages who are barely surviving. Sometimes we have to pause and wonder whether nowadays people want to be married.
Therapists have to rearrange physical needs based on when it’s convenient in our schedule with clients. Hunger is not always an easy one to set aside when you have a string of clients in a row. Learn more…
Sometimes what clients go through is an exact replication of their own trauma. This is so painful to watch, it’s called retraumatization.
Sometimes therapy just wears us out!
Therapists have to be mindful of their boundaries and ethics as they work with clients, here’s why!
We love celebrating with clients at specific times. Curious to know what types of days clients like to celebrate?
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.