I decided to support a friend at an AA meeting for the first time during COVID. I have to admit that it felt eerie when I first entered the room. Nothing like how it used to be before the pandemic. After all, all who were inside were desperately in need of psychological resuscitation. However, when…

Hi there, my name is Kandace Ledergerber. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher in Florida. This post is the second in a series regarding Questions/Fears and Concerns I often hear about EMDR therapy. These questions come from prospective clients looking to understand what EMDR is and clients I’m already working…

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a result of having experienced acute, chronic, or complex trauma. Let’s dive in and deepen our understanding of trauma before we discuss therapy.   Common Sources of Trauma Birth trauma Bullying Community violence Physical and emotional abuse Neglect Parental Separation Injury Medical trauma Substance Use Incarceration Natural disasters Terrorism…

Do we have our priorities straight? On May 24, 2022, 19 children were brutally murdered at their elementary school by a mass shooter.  The children’s bodies were so torn up by the assault weapon that parents had to provide DNA samples so the corner could identify the bodies.  All the funerals had to have closed…

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