I decided I wanted to start to blog, as a way to offer some insights, thoughts, tips to more than just my clients. I often see patterns in my sessions, certain topics that come up from multiple clients, and thought it might be helpful to share with you! I also want to provide information on improving your mental health or maintaining good mental health, addressing topics that maybe are not completely understood or talked about often. I want to help fight the secrecy and shame that is often portrayed in seeking therapy services. Unless you have been in therapy, you might not know what really happens behind closed doors. And, I’ve found, we tend to be scared of what we don’t know!
Additionally, I challenge my clients to grow and change in areas in which they desire, and writing this blog is my challenge for myself! I figured it wasn’t fair to talk about growth, and doing things you are afraid of, if I didn’t take my own advice! My writing style is very formal, due to years of schooling and graduate training. I was trained to write scientific research papers, and never really developed a conversational style of writing. My area of growth is to be more relatable (and, less stuffy) with my writing. I am going to use this blog to grow! I ask for your grace and understanding as I go along, and as I learn.
I also ask for feedback from you. What do you want to read or learn about? In what ways could I make things easier for you to understand? So, please, make comments, ask questions....I want to help make mental health easier to talk about.
I look forward to learning with you! Stay tuned....my next few blog posts will be covering good sleep habits, dealing with difficult family members, and anxiety.