Counseling Q & A with a Psychotherapist Copy

Counseling Q & A I was recently asked by some local students to provide some insight into the counseling process and, specifically, stress management. The insightful questions provided an outline that I thought could be useful to anyone who is not familiar with counseling, or who may want to expand their coping skills. (who couldn’t […]

Counseling Q & A with a Psychotherapist

Counseling Q & A I was recently asked by some local students to provide some insight into the counseling process and, specifically, stress management. The insightful questions provided an outline that I thought could be useful to anyone who is not familiar with counseling, or who may want to expand their coping skills. (who couldn’t […]

Who Do You Think You Are

                                                              Who Do You Think You Are?                                      […]

Beyond the Ego

“When I don’t know who I am, I seek you. When I know who I am, I am you.”                                                                           […]

Your Perception is Your Reality (so check your lense)

What is reality and what indeed is real?  Are we actually here, or is everything an illusion—the matrix?  Ok, this is where I admit that I’ve gone down a rabbit hole pondering the idea of simulation theory: the concept that we live in an experiment like the premise of the movie, The Truman Show.  Stay […]

Getting Cozy

It’s that time of year. For some of us, it’s getting colder, days are getting shorter, and leaves are changing colors. For others, there is less of a change in temperatures and a more consistently warm climate. Regardess of where we live, there are cycles in nature that we as humans follow, whether we realize it or […]

The (not so) Great Escape

                                              You’ve got a monkey on your back.  He’s strung out on heroin.  She’s kicking from withdrawal.  I’m jonesing for a fix.  These common addiction reference phrases suggest the unshakeable hold of addiction.  […]

Embracing Love in All Its Forms

                                              In this time of harsh realities, polarizing themes and political opinions, and conflict in seemingly every corner of modern life, finding love is perhaps more important than ever before.  What does the image […]

Exploring the Self: It’s Not One-Dimensional

“Know thyself.”  It is such a simple, two-word sentence, but with infinite range and potential meaning.  Have you ever said something like, “A part of me wants to do this or that” or “A part of me feels like…”?  We all have multiple, perhaps infinite parts of ourselves, and I don’t mean in a multiple […]

Getting Out of Being Stuck

By Dr. Darlene Treese LPC, LMFT Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers;  it comes from being open to all the questions. ~ Earl Gray Stevens Think for a moment about those places where you are “stuck”.  Allow yourself to fully experience the uncertainty, the feeling of overwhelm or “not having all the […]

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