You need relationship skills, here's a free downloadable guide.
When gardening, the top of the weed seems most troublesome, but we know that just plucking the flower only has temporary results...
A superbill is a detailed receipt you can submit to your insurance provider to seek reimbursement. You pay your therapist directly and are reimbursed a portion by your insurance later. But how are insurance companies actually calculating what you will get back?
As a therapist in Oakland, CA, a consistent goal of both individual and couples therapy is increasing the ability to be introspective and to generally encourage introspection in understanding how you make choices and how you experience yourself in relationships. How important is learning the skill of introspection in therapy?
A Spotify playlist with some of my go-to podcast episodes to learn about trauma. Included in the playlist: what CPTSD (complex trauma) is, how trauma is experienced, how childhood experiences may cause trauma, attachment theory and trauma, and various ways trauma is treated, managed, and resolved.
What's a sliding scale? Should I take advantage of a sliding scale? What are my sliding scale options? Why does therapy cost as much as it does? Are therapists greedy? Answers below...
"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare."
“Love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters?”
– James Baldwin
"Gender and sexuality are so fluid. It's OK to change your mind a million times and figure out what works for you. It's OK to take your time."
— Amandla Stenberg
"Nonmonogamous relationships allow for more flexibility and negotiation about how close, connected and involved partners want to be.”
― Jessica Fern, Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy
***Resources are not a substitute for therapy and are not intended for making diagnoses or providing treatment. Not all practices and tools are suitable for every person. Please discuss exercises, practices, and tools with your individual therapist or health care provider.