Living Life’s Seasons on Life’s Terms

We cope with life's seasons by admitting we can't control the vast majority of what happens around us. Sometimes it helps--we keep trudging on and gripe about it in jest with each other, all while putting our faith into the idea that yes, this actually WILL pass. Someday. Somehow. 

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Therapizing the Therapist

So, over the past 8ish months, I have been working as a therapist intern at an inner-city substance abuse treatment facility. It's been incredibly eye-opening, both from a professional standpoint, and a personal one. During supervision sessions, I've spent a lot of time talking about why clients do the things they do. Why do they … Continue reading Therapizing the Therapist

What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

It’s 11:45am and I’m standing at the train station waiting to go to work, the sky hanging low and heavy with the promise of sleet. I'm late. I’ve just finished my morning internship shift, where I processed two clients out of our therapeutic relationship together because they’re both graduating next week, and I’m feeling pensive … Continue reading What Matters Most is How Well You Walk Through the Fire

It Happened. Now It’s (Finally) Time to Heal.

TW: This post talks about relationship abuse  & sexual abuse, and contains some foul language. Recently, I've been thinking a lot about past relationships. Not just my most recent ended relationship, but my marriage, and a particularly abusive relationship that I endured for two years in college. But, mostly, I've been thinking about that abusive … Continue reading It Happened. Now It’s (Finally) Time to Heal.