In the realm of psychological healing and personal growth, the landscape is rich with diverse therapeutic modalities that aim to help individuals navigate their internal landscapes and heal past wounds. Two powerful approaches that have garnered attention in recent years are Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and Matrix Reimprinting. Individually, they offer unique perspectives and…

Intimacy and Meaning “You are the intimacy and meaning you seek.” It’s the need to protect and control that prevents us from being real. Without the willingness to be vulnerable, to be without defenses, to be open to whatever arises, we cannot discover the meaning and intimacy within ourselves. Meaning and intimacy are often sought…

Unconditional Positive Regard (UPR) is the foundation of Person-Centered Therapy (aka Rogerian Therapy), an approach to counseling that originated with Carl Rogers in the 1940s and 50s during his work as a clinical psychologist with children right here in Rochester, NY!  When practicing Rogerian Therapy, it is the therapist’s job to listen well, ask a…

Trust, for many, is arduous.  The process of trusting inherently involves vulnerability, which often feels emotionally risky.  How easily trust comes to you, in large part, may have roots in your infancy.  Erik Erikson, a developmental psychologist in the 1950’s, asserted that the level of trust we have in others and in the world at…

All the time she kept saying, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…” Up, up, up. The little engine climbed and climbed. At last, she reached the top of the mountain. ~ The Little Engine That Could (American Folklore) Self-efficacy is a term coined by Albert Bandura (one of my…

My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.” ~ Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese poet & samurai) Resilience is the capacity of a person to adapt to difficult or challenging experiences.   Resiliency is a testament to the strength of human character along with our ability to choose a course of action despite…

“My mother always told me I wouldn’t amount to anything because I procrastinate. I said, ‘just wait.’” ~ J. TenutaAround 20% of Americans (more men than women & many young people) struggle with chronic procrastination. There are several negative side-effects (e.g., health issues, decreased self-esteem, negative consequences etc.) and truly – most people who procrastinate…

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