I am white.

I am a female.

I am a Psychologist.

I have privilege.

I don't know what it is like to be a person of color...

To experience microaggressions on a daily basis due to the color of my skin...

To fear for my life during traffic stops/walking outside/being in my own h...

September 18, 2018

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me…”

Even as a kid, I DESPISED this phrase. Of course words hurt?!

Yes, I do recognize that the underlying message behind this childhood retaliation was to empower and to not let other’s behaviors/words/act...

I always make it a point to discuss with new therapy clients the concept of therapy being a journey. There are inevitable ebbs and flows as one processes, grieves, clarifies, and explores. To allow yourself to be vulnerable and open up your mind and heart while lowerin...

As a psychologist, I am trying to sit in my own grief and reflect and be humble and grateful. 💔

I am literally heartbroken.... I know he is the second major figure recently to commit suicide, but this news has legitimately crushed me. Those who know me well know that m...

I wanted to briefly share a more difficult (and possibly least popular) topic today... invalidating people's experiences and how damaging it can be.

**My disclaimer is: I think most of us have done this to ourselves or even to someone else in our life time and not have...

When I was a first year graduate student, a supervisor of mine gave me a book to read by Pema Chodron. I was experiencing my own "growth" as a young adult, while also trying to learn and put into practice the therapeutic techniques I was learning at school. To say it w...

February 15, 2018

What does it mean to have good boundaries? This is a topic I find myself discussing more and more with both colleagues and clients alike. How permeable or rigid are your own boundaries? Did you innately learn them as a young child or have you had to develop them over t...

February 13, 2018

Choosing a therapist and/or mental health professional can be a daunting and confusing task. For many people, if this is your first time seeking therapeutic services, you may have no idea where to even begin to find someone to work with or how to know if you found the...

December 11, 2017

I’ve been thinking a lot about the notion of creating one’s own happiness, especially as we settle in to the holiday season. Regardless of your faith background, the holidays, in theory, are meant to be a time spent with family… to express gratitude and thanks for our...

November 20, 2017

The holidays are quickly upon us and so looms the end of the academic semester/marking period. For many students and families, this time of year at school can be incredibly stressful, especially if a student is underperforming in one or any of their classes. There are...

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