If you're in the US, www.psychologytoday.com can help you find a therapist in your area. My website can also help show one version of many types of professional healers that are out there! www.organizedmesses.com
I remember my first experiences with counseling weren't so fun or informative. I'm hoping this video can help alleviate some worries about seeking mental health support. Therapists are people, and some are a good match, some aren't. It's important to understand your rights as a consumer and what the process may be like with each therapist. I'll be making more to elaborate on things I missed.
Update: 12.2.2016 I will continue sharing information to help consumers better understand their options when searching for a good-fit therapist. I, personally, will not be offering services as a therapist to any new clients. I am working on transitioning into coaching services and will share updates.
Holidays mean lots of lights, food, and gatherings. It can also mean revisiting pains from the past. Some things you can do when this happens:
-find safe people
-develop boundaries and identify what you need
-find a therapist
On my blog:
-journal or art to process
-allow chances to repair when others don't honor your experience
-share in smaller bits or allow people to check-in if they're overwhelmed by the emotions involved, yet still want to show care
International Survivor of Suicide Day is November 21, 2015. Saddleback Church in Lake forest is having an event 9am-1pm. Please come out to speak, hear others' stories, find resources. The healing process is a long journey. Finding others who have gone through similar things can help.
International Survivors of Suicide Event, November 21, 2015 9am-1pm
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA
NAMI Warmline: (877) 910-WARM or (orange county) (714) 991-6412
OC Links (Behavioral Health Resource Hotline for Orange County): (855) 625-4657
Happy May! It's Mental Health Awareness Month, and Ollie and I wanted to share about coping skills that served a purpose in the past yet can impede growth in the present. Awareness and learning new tools can help, and it's a long process involving healing, forgiveness, and growth. Baby steps.