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PTSD

What is EMDR? My First EMDR Experience

As many of you know, last year I started EMDR therapy to treat my PTSD. When my therapist introduced me to EMDR, I was very skeptical. Despite years of therapy and trying everything, I had never heard of it.…

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Anxiety Mental Health

How I Didn’t Get Better

I was sixteen the first time I went to a psychiatrist. I don’t honestly remember the appointment all that well, but I do remember sitting in the waiting room, getting nervous and thinking I was out of place.  I…

8 Reminders for the Anxiety-Ridden and Overwhelmed
Anxiety

8 Reminders for the Anxiety-Ridden and Overwhelmed

Life changes sometimes overwhelm me, and lately life changes are more common than things staying the same. In truth, I don’t handle anxiety and overwhelm all that well and I can be kind of prone to it. Usually I…

Depression Mental Health

This is Depression

Depression is a funny thing. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it. Somedays, you forget you ever had it. You forget it was there, and that it still pays rent somewhere deep in your brain. Depression…

Personal Growth

Dear Wise Mind: Finding Peace in Hard Decisions

Accessing your wise mind is a dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) practice to help ease anxiety and access our true feelings, wants, and fears. Accessing those feelings is essential to personal growth and learning how to manage those unwanted emotions.…