My 5th Therapy Session

My homework, we talked about my homework for most of this session.  The sheet is called confrontation letter guidelines.  On this sheet there are four statements.  Statements that were supposed to navigate a conversation with Matt.  I would not actually be reading this letter out loud to him, but rather be using it to focus in on things for therapy....more

4th Therapy Session

Alright, so upon completing blogs about my first 3 sessions, I realized that I have left out a couple of important to me details about the series of events....more

My Third Therapy Session

At my third therapy session, we finally talked about real life.  No more of sticking to the intake questions.  We didn’t focus on my past and we were able to talk about how my life looks now.My therapist asked me what it was that I do for a living.  For those of you that don’t know, I used to be a child care teacher, for a decade.  Now I train child care professionals for a living and facilitate playgroups for parents and children.  I love my job....more

Second Therapy Session

One week after the first, I found myself looking forward to going back for the second time.  We had to take care of a few more formalities, which meant more questions about my life.  I don’t remember these word for word, as it was over a month ago.  Yet, the idea behind these questions will stay in my mind forever....more


PHOTO |  CHELSEA FUSS I like long walks on the beach.  That sounds like a line taken straight from a personals ad, but seriously— I like long walks on the beach....more

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Aboriginal Art: My Therapist made me do it.

So it’s no secret I have massive anxiety- both situational and generalized. To the point of panic. It started when I was still married to my ex husband AKA my own personal terrorist. Kind of like a body guard only the exact opposite....more

3 Steps Out Of Your Hidden Depression

I have been writing about hidden depression.The person who no one would suspect, behind those smiling eyes and cheerful, "Good morning!" was thinking of driving off the road.  If it weren't for her kids. Or his family.What a horrible way to live....more

Changing our Behavior by Changing our Thoughts—Cognitive Behavior Therapy

It is a well-established medical fact that repetitive motion causes injury to the joints, tendons and muscles involved in the movement. Repetitive negative thinking causes injury to our psyche and, ultimately, our overall health, leading to depression, anxiety, lack of self-esteem, and disorders such as sleep and eating disorders, drug dependence/abuse, and illnesses....more

My Therapist Can Talk To Animals- Part 1

Last Fall, my depression got so unbearable that I finished a quest I started nearly three years prior to get a referral to a civilian psychiatrist. My husband is a military psychiatrist and we felt it best I didn't visit his colleagues for my mental health care at the military hospital where our insurance prefers we go for care. I was so desperate for help that when the referral incorrectly placed me with a psychologist, rather than psychiatrist, I called and made the appointment anyway....more
More, more! I want to know if your cat stopped peeing outside the litter box! And if you kept ...more