Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events that occur during a person’s formative years, shaping their emotional, physical, and mental health throughout their lifetime. Living Well Psychotherapy understands the far-reaching effects of ACEs and is committed to helping individuals overcome the challenges they face as a result of these experiences. The Connection Between Childhood Trauma … Read more
Are you seeking to cultivate more meaningful and fulfilling relationships? Do you notice recurring patterns that hinder the quality of your connections with others? Delving into the realm of adult attachment and its influence on your relationships can open the doors to lasting transformation. Attachment-focused psychotherapy provides a nurturing environment to help you reshape your … Read more
Trauma therapy offers a safe and supportive space for you to explore and process your traumatic experiences. Our trauma counselors at Living Well Psychotherapy are trained in numerous evidence-based treatment models, such as EMDR, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Somatic therapy, which can foster real change and empower you to live a more fulfilling life.
One of the reasons that EMDR is so effective is that it helps to activate the brain’s natural healing processes. This healing can lead to a decrease in symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and flashbacks. You may also find that you feel more connected to yourself and others and that your relationships improve.
Did the title get your attention? This is an important topic. Let’s face it; we are usually our worst critics. How often this week already have you thought, “I should have done this…”, “I shouldn’t say that…,” or your form of self-shaming? Our thoughts, when left unchecked, can get dark, unsavory, and sometimes even scary. We can … Read more
In honor of the Summer Solstice and the celebration of the longest day of the year, I wanted to kick off a new article series on loving what’s in the dark. You might think to yourself, what the heck does that mean? Quite a bit, actually. The dark could refer to what Jungian psychologists might consider the … Read more
This week’s strategy for success is looking at the importance of community. The word community comes from French, old English, and Latin words meaning ‘to share with others.’ Your drive for social connectedness and belonging is the essential ‘old friend’ that has been with you your entire life. It is that innate seeking to be … Read more
This week’s Strategy for Success is centered around Spirit. Huh?! How does that relate to mental health? Quite a bit, actually! To start, let’s look at the definition of Spirit according to Oxford: “An animating or vital principle; the immaterial or sentient element of a person.” The conversation around Spirit could be considered controversial if we get … Read more
National Infertility Awareness Week is upon us! Take part in the 5 Day Challenge from now through Friday, April 29th. To learn more about what the challenge is for each day, visit https://infertilityawareness.org/niaw-5-day-photo-challenge/. Are you feeling confused about what infertility is? Well, let’s define it. Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after … Read more