November 21, 2017

With Thanksgiving approaching, I've felt an annually familiar sense of dread building. There's something about this time of year that feels comforting as well as frightening, a sort of eerie feeling of impending doom amidst the beauty and grace of red and falling leave...

October 25, 2017

You have an understanding of what regulation is, and a sense of how to begin bringing yourself back to center when you're feeling emotionally off-kilter. But now what? How do you know when you are dysregulated, and begin to use some of this in your daily life? 

Whi...

October 20, 2017

So how do we stay steady in the face of a storm? 

If Emotion Regulation is about mindfully, thoughtfully letting things impact us-- allowing ourselves to have feelings and reactions to something and responding in a way that is not only socially appropriate but also in l...

October 17, 2017

Emotion regulation is our ability to take in what is happening around us, apply our internal filters (based on our wiring- our innate temperament and unique nervous system- and our past experiences), and turn that into a socially acceptable, appropriate response that t...

September 26, 2017

Simply put, because therapy provides SPACE. 

Space to consider, to reflect, to be listened to, seen, supported, coached, encouraged, and challenged. It gives us the chance to practice new ways of being in relationships to other people, and to ourselves. 

Many people come...

September 5, 2017

In this season of change and beginnings for anyone involved in the lives of children, this phrase is a powerful one. We spend a lot of time waiting for things to happen—as though our life is right around the corner.  Thoughts like… “As soon as the kids start back up sc...

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