Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidenced based therapy for traumatized teens and their families. I have successfully implemented TFCBT with dozens of families over the years, but I recently became a TFCBT Certified therapist. Here are some reasons that I find the model particularly helpful and healing to the adolescents and families I work with: […]
Yesterday, I had coffee with one of the most amazing women I have ever met, whom I will name “Liz.” I originally met Liz—who is retired and in her 70s—at a party where she was drinking, laughing, and telling us about her upcoming trip to bring solar power and education to people in Uganda and […]
As spring emerges, and figs (somewhere) begin to ripen on the vine, the time for doing and acting is upon us. My last blog post was about feeling and honoring our feelings. In addition to feeling and honoring, as humans, we need to live in the world and contribute to the life around us. […]
T.S. Eliot says that April is the cruelest month and that winter ‘keeps us warm’ with its ability to numb us into forgetfulness. However, most people find that the combination of lingering cold, short days, icy roads, and lack of sunshine can make them feel alone and depressed. Here are some tips for living with those […]
Wax When I see you and how you are, I close my eyes to the other. For your Solomon’s seal I become wax throughout my body. I wait to be light. I give up opinions on all matters. I become the reed flute for your breath. You were inside my hand. I kept reaching around […]
Alison Sheesley and Emma Kobil will be facilitating a Comedic Improv Therapy group for young women with Social Anxiety this spring! More details to follow.