Looking for love. What are you looking for?

We all find ourselves looking for love. From the time that we are born, we seek connection with others whether it be spouses, friends or family. What is it that we are really seeking? We want to be seen One of the most meaningful things anyone can ever say to us is “I see you.” … Continue reading Looking for love. What are you looking for?

Choosing to Be Stubbornly Happy: No One Makes You Angry

Is your client a victim of anger? Empower them to be stubbornly happy. “OMG! He makes me so angry! He pushes my buttons.” When you hear this, what thoughts come to mind? This person believes someone else causes her to be angry. She has adopted a “victim” role. If she rigidly holds on to the … Continue reading Choosing to Be Stubbornly Happy: No One Makes You Angry

CBT Backwards: An Example

As a follow-up to my last blog, Doing CBT Backwards: Using Journaling to Change Thinking, I present an example of an 85-year old, female client experiencing thoughts of anxiety. Through journaling between sessions, we are able to make changes to her thought patterns that help alleviate her anxiety. In session Therapist: How are you feeling today? … Continue reading CBT Backwards: An Example