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…

Hello, I’m Ema! I am a licensed therapist. I’m passionate about supporting individuals navigating complicated life transitions, trauma recovery, and grief and loss. I’ve decided to launch a blog because I believe we all need a little extra support. While this is by no means a substitute for individual therapy, my hope is that you’ll…

What is Christian Counseling? Providing Christian Counseling simply means incorporating your Christian belief system into treatment. How we make sense of ourselves, others, and the world is always connected to our values and beliefs, whether we recognize it or not. Incorporating your Christian beliefs into therapy can look like a variety of different ways. Here…

If you have never seen a therapist before, you may have questions about the process. Here is what you can expect: Like a doctor’s visit, you will have to fill out paperwork before you begin the therapy session. These forms will include a medical history, insurance and HIPAA forms, a therapist-patient services agreement, and a…

The prevalence of eating disorders amongst teens, young adults and the adult population is quite high. Treatment approaches for eating disorders include evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (Mindfulness), Family-Based Treatments, and so on. Although traditional research revolves around the efficacy of such evidence-based treatment modalities when working with individuals diagnosed with…

If we are feeling stressed, stuck, or confused, we have an innate wisdom inside of us that we can use to guide us back to clarity and direction. The first step in connecting with this inner guidance system is to take in a few slow and deep breaths to ground yourself back into the present…

Why can it feel so difficult, uncomfortable or draining to feel stress, and what is stress and how does it happen? Stress is a byproduct of our Fight or Flight Survival system. This is triggered when our well being is threatened in some way, either a physical threat, or an unhealthy self belief, or maybe…

As I looked at a deer carcass I found while I was walking through the forest I was reminded of impermanence, and thought, “I am in my 50s now… how did that happen?” This really made me think of the importance to follow our joys and fulfillments in life.  For me I really feel joy…

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