Psychedelics and drugs like ketamine are all the buzz these days showing promising results for some with symptom reduction for all kinds of mental health disorders. However, is the hype grounded in reality? It begs the question of who is a good fit for these treatments and what makes a doctor qualified to administer such…

Life is full of stresses that seem to impede the very essence of life. Different people have different means of dealing with these stresses. There are times, however, that average measures can only achieve so much. It is in times like these that the services of a professional therapist are needed. The typical average measures…

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…

Self care is the ultimate buzz word in therapy.  We are bombarded with reminders to practice self care as a coping skill, to decrease stress, to recharge our batteries.  But what actually constitutes self care?  Visions of spa days and yoga classes come to mind, but seem out of reach for a typical day as…

The holidays are an excellent time to bond and strengthen family relationships, however they can also be stressful particularly when dealing with family conflict and differing personalities. Some conflict can arise spontaneously, while other times there may be hurt feelings from the past that present themselves again when you reunite. Today I want to focus…

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