Has your child had difficult experiences? Trauma-informed therapy for children, teens, and young adults can help your child thrive
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…Read More
Therapy for essential workers
The job of an essential worker is difficult even under normal conditions. You could even say essential workers are continuously in environments that are almost designed to promote Acute Stress Disorder and PTSD. For many including medical assisting staff, doctors, nurses, therapists, and paramedics, EMT’s, LEO’s, and firefighters, the stress built-into the job exacts a…Read More
Women’s recovery group in Bellevue
In Bellevue we are facilitating a women’s recovery group on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm. All levels of abstinence and recovery welcome. We are using Buddhist teachings to address addiction, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, codependency. This group teaches mindfulness and wise mind while working to heal relationships starting with the self. #buddhist recovery #alcohol treatment…Read More
Communication that Cures Problems
Opposites attract and likes repel. When a couple cannot accommodate their “attractive differences” and tries to act as one person, the second half of magnetic law is set into action. A widening gulf develops as partners start to repel each other and differences become extreme. The first step to bridging this chasm is to become…Read More
The Link Between PTSD and Substance Abuse
PTSD and substance use often are closely connected, but many people may not be aware of this. Here is some information from our IOP workbook, inspired by the amazing work Seeking Safety by Lisa M. Najavits. You are not alone! For people with substance abuse, PTSD is one of the most common dual diagnoses. Among…Read More
What is EMDR?
Sometimes we experience traumas or events in our lives that leave us with unseen scars or wounds. These psychological wounds, if untreated, can fester and affect not only our lives but also those around us, in particular immediate family members. Here at Eastside Center for Family we are committed to treating and helping those affected…Read More
We now offer EMDR!
We are pleased to announce that our therapist Rachel Larson now has EMDR specialty! This service is available for people who are dealing with symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and depression. EMDR is highly effective in helping clients process and find greater freedom from emotional pain. Rachel is taking new clients. Please contact us if you…Read More
An excellent drama is presented within the BBC video production, “Mountain Gorilla, Kingdom in the Clouds” involving a three-year-old baby gorilla abandoned by her mother in the mountains of the African Congo. The baby was part of a Gorilla troop, but ignored and forgotten by the other members. This is a very dangerous situation for…Read More
How the heck do I find a “good” therapist?
How people make the decision to pick one counselor or program over another when seeking help seems to come down to one thing, does the therapist call you back. If you are able to get a call back what to ask is the next step towards getting in to see if you like the person…Read More
Mother Teresa and Compassion Fatigue
In doing a little research recently, I came upon a site that talked about Mother Teresa’s philosophy on the work of helping others. Her plan indicated that she understood compassion fatigue based on her recommendation that her nuns take a year off from their work every five years to allow them time to heal from…Read More