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3 Things People get Wrong About OCD

According to the International OCD Foundation, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is “a mental health disorder that affects people of all ages and walks of life, and occurs when a person gets caught in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images or urges that trigger intensely distressing feelings.”While the definition seems straightforward, a surprising number of...[ read more ]

3 Ways Therapy Helps You Address Anxiety

Millions of people deal with stress and anxiety on a daily basis. Whether it’s a result of phobias, depression, or post-traumatic stress, anxiety can take a toll on our mind and health.If you deal with anxiety you most likely have looked into ways you can help calm your emotional roller coaster. Perhaps you’ve even tried some self-help techniques in the...[ read more ]

How to Tell if Therapy is Right for You

When it comes to your physical health, it’s pretty easy to know whether or not you need to see a doctor. If you catch a cold, there’s really no need to make an appointment; however, if you break your ankle, you need to immediately get to an emergency room. But when it comes to your mental and emotional health, things...[ read more ]

The Importance of Therapy for Caregivers

In the U.S., the number of people aged 65 or older is expected to more than double in the coming decades, from 46 million to 98 million. And all of these older people will at some point most likely face one or more health crises. From chronic disease to mobility issues, many of the aging population will need help with...[ read more ]

How to Navigate Challenging Life Transitions

"The only constant in life is change" said Greek philosopher Heraclitus. No matter our age life transitions can feel not so fun and far from empowering, because life transitions can often include loss: loss of a job, a marriage, and loved ones. During these life transitions, we can feel out to sea, completely at the mercy of the tides that...[ read more ]

The Truth About Perfectionism

We live in a society that values things that appear perfect. And I suppose there are things that can be perfect. Architects can draw the perfect straight line, mathematicians can solve an equation with a perfect calculation, and a chocolate cake can be perfectly moist. But as human beings, we can never reach a state of perfection because we will...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Social Anxiety During COVID

It has been a very long year and a half. Lockdowns and social distancing have had a profound impact on our hearts and minds. But thankfully, as the vaccines roll out and the country begins to slowly open back up, we are beginning to return to some kind of normal. While many people are jumping for joy with the idea...[ read more ]

A New Route With EMDR

You are thinking about doing EMDR therapy and may wonder—what is EMDR therapy like and can it help me?. What is EMDR? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. EMDR is based in the theory that our current mental health problems are affected by traumatic or distressing experiences in the past. Our brain “holds” these memories in the present...[ read more ]

Happy Pride!

How to find a LGBTQIA+ informed therapist in Seattle/King CountyPride month is a time to honor, celebrate, and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community. To show pride for ourselves, our community, and the people we love.According to the National Association on Mental Health LGBTQIA+ adults and youth are more likely to experience mental health concerns than their heterosexual and cisgender peers....[ read more ]

Top Truths About Therapy in Seattle

You are thinking about doing therapy and may wonder—What’s therapy like and can it help me?. Things to Know About Therapy in Seattle King County 1. Talking about things can help. It often zaps energy to hold emotions inside and sharing how we are doing often feels better. Talking with a trained and experienced therapist not only offers a sounding...[ read more ]

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