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The Common Denominator

You know something I hear a lot from people that really grinds my gears? "I'm the common denominator" Now, don't get me wrong. It's not...

The Mediation

We’ve been on quite a ride here for the past few weeks. I have given you a significant amount of information to take in, download, and...

The Town Hall Meeting

As promised last week in “The Shed”. Today we will be visiting a Town Hall Meeting in the small town of Youville. Youville, a little...

The Shed

Do you remember the last time you had company over to your place? If you’re anything like me, the knowledge that people are coming over...

A Love Letter to the Other Side

Dearest Other, I have been thinking so much lately about you and all the ways in which our lives have taken us so far apart. In the face...

The Pebbles

Making changes is exhausting. Trying to go from where you are now to where you want to be can feel a lot like Sisyphus moving the boulder...

The Marbles

This week, we're talking marbles. This has nothing to do with the idea of "having lost your marbles" (though that is a joke that clients...

The Anthropologist

This week we'll delve into an image that I use to help people find emotional distance from situations that are painful or distressing....

When the Trauma Isn't Over - COVID-19

Part of the growing up process for every child is developing deeply held beliefs about the self, others, and the world – known as schemas...

The House Alarm

Nobody panic! This week, we are going to explore the function of anxiety and its impact on the brain and body. Anxiety is one of those...

The Marathon

This week, I am going to merge two very important areas of my life: Therapy and long-distance running. Over the course of the past 9...

The Screen Door

As a fair warning, today's topic is going to be heavier than some of my previous posts. As I sit and look out at the bright green trees...

Old Clothes

It's beginning to feel a lot like Spring here in Texas so I thought we might spend some time this week thinking about a different kind of...

The Horror Film

This week, I'd like to share with you an image I use to help people begin to understand their relationship to their feelings and the past...

The Snow Globe

This is one of my favorite images to use, especially in the early stages of working with someone new. People coming into therapy --...

Lucy and the Chocolates

Warning: If you weren't thinking about chocolate before reading this, you will be by the end of this post. There are more than a few...

The Pretend Tea Party

The first few images I have shared have been geared toward explaining the process of entering therapy and some of what happens that leads...

Gathering the Ingredients

Over the years of being in clinical practice, I have come to appreciate the beauty and power of the stories we tell. Learning about...