It takes a lot of courage, honesty, and hard work for people to confront their eating disorders and engage in the process of recovery. For many, it can be years before more healthy behaviors with food and exercise are realized on a routine bases, and relapse is a common part of the process.
Sometimes we get clients who are stuck in some way on their journey. These clients are experiencing intrusive thoughts, thought loops, lack of motivation, mood disorders and we have parents of kids of have ADHD or major mood issues that see us as well.
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Often, I have watched as a client pours their heart and soul out to a perceived ally, only to hear that such confidence was ill-placed. Family friends, mutual acquaintances, well-meaning in-laws can, at times, become accidental spies.
Getting Real about New Motherhood: A Time of Momentous Joy Can Also be Fraught with Confusion, Pain, and Heartache
No matter how excited and elated a new mom might be to finally meet her tiny newborn, the days, weeks, and oftentimes months following childbirth can also be spent coping with roller-coaster hormones, scant sleep, and limited time for self-care.
We tend to underestimate the importance of our identity and worth. It seems to be a universal human experience this idea that we do not know why we are here nor how important and vital our individual existence actually is. This mystery; who am I and what is my worth may have more influence on our daily life than we realize.
Here's a recent interview Kristen Craren, LPC and James Ahearn, JD, LPC did with Saint Louis Magazine on how Halloween may be affected in your neighborhood this year and how to address it with the kiddos. CLICK TO READ
We love community outreach! Click the link to watch Kristen Craren, LPC and co-owner of Greenway Therapy talk about the COVID crisis and your teen's mental health. CLICK HERE
It is the proteins running the show! Our cells are in constant communication with our environment. What we eat, who we are in relationship to, the kinds of energy we are around, our thoughts and perceptions- our cells take it all in.
Teens are so fun to work with in therapy! They are actually one of my favorite types of counseling clients. Although, raising teens can feel not so fun because the bigger they are the harder they are to control. Parenting should not center around power and control or...