Recognizing burnout: moving from burnout to balance

Are you experiencing burnout? Reach out for help today

Is every day overwhelming? Do you face a constant stream of things to get done and get through? Zoom meetings to attend, kids to get to soccer, household chores, work assignments, family responsibilities, and on and on. Do you feel like there is no space for you? You are not alone. Does your life feel…

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Has your child had difficult experiences? Trauma-informed therapy for children, teens, and young adults can help your child thrive

Trauma therapy for adolescents and kids in Washington

Has your child experienced trauma or adverse events? The effects of trauma on children can be profound. Childhood trauma can impact emotional, intellectual, and even physical development. The consequences of trauma early in life – especially repeated exposure – appears during childhood, adolescence, and throughout the adult years. Depression, anxiety, risky behaviors, substance abuse, and…

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NAMI Statement One Year After the Murder of George Floyd

May 25, 2021 – NAMI Statement Arlington, VA — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today released the following statement from CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr.:   “For many of us, today elicits complicated emotions.   “We are encouraged by the tens of thousands across the country who expressed solidarity with the Black community…

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When a loved one has coronavirus: self-care during Covid-19

The last year has been uncertain for all of us. The global pandemic has brought financial worries, a decrease in mental health, and many more day-to-day stresses. One aspect of the coronavirus that has been especially difficult to cope with is when someone that we love contracts the illness. With varying degrees of severity, we…

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What is Somatic Experiencing?

A person very close to me was involved in a head-on collision as a young man. Riding a motorcycle late at night he was struck by a drunk driver who pulled out of his lane to pass a car. It was so sudden; the young man barely had time to react but managed to avoid…

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Numbing Out

Everybody does it.  All of us have times when we do something like drinking an extra glass of wine to take the edge off, eat a sleeve of Oreos while watching Netflix, work crazy hours for days in a row, obsess over a hobby.  Numbing out is so common place is it not always noticed…

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Anger

Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor the last toothsome morsel of both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back—in so many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.

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