Who Are You? And How Can CBT Help You?

Who Are You? And How Can CBT Help You?

Our identities are made up of a number of varying factors including (but not limited to) our beliefs, our values, our personality, and our physical characteristics. Another way we might think of identity is our self-image. Our self-image is our mental picture of our...
Grounding Techniques When Life Feels Chaotic

Grounding Techniques When Life Feels Chaotic

As I am in this new season of life living in a new state away from all of my loved ones, I find myself in one of the most difficult times of my life. This has forced me to use the very tools I teach to my clients. These tools include healthy coping strategies or as...
A Daughter-in-Law’s Dilemma

A Daughter-in-Law’s Dilemma

Holidays or anniversaries of loss often surprise me with surges of emotional memories about becoming a daughter-in-law. When I began relating to the woman who became my mother-in-law, I was a teenager eager to please, longing to gain her favor.  I felt honored — but...
The Grinch

The Grinch

Last Sunday our church did a wonderful teaching on the movie adaptation of the classic Dr. Suess story “The Grinch.” The heart of the teaching and the story is that only kindness, forgiveness, and love can heal a broken heart. This leads me to think more about how our...