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My blogs are a great self help resource.

Self help is a great first place to start. Many people get relief from self help alone.

Helping first responders and medical professionals move from internal turmoil to internal control through online and in person counseling

1 technique to gather your herd/accountability partners

As the strong protector you are, I’m sure you’ve thought several times to yourself that you don’t need other people. You don’t need help from others. You can do it yourself. If you can’t do it, what does that say about you?   If this sounds like you, you are not...

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6 Tips for Getting out of your Comfort Zone to Reach Your Goals

How many times have you given up on your goals? Or decided that it was “too hard” and couldn’t get yourself motivated enough to reach your goals?   Growth requires that we push ourselves and get out of our comfort zones. However, so many times, we give up on our goals...

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6 Tips to Identifying When to Seek Therapy

Therapy isn’t for you, is it? Therapy is for people who can’t do it on their own. People who are sick. People who are “tapped”, “crazy”, “nuts”, “psycho”, and “loony”. Or maybe you don’t stigmatize therapy, but you just don’t think it is right for you. Maybe if you...

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Top 5 things to think about when choosing a therapist

Therapy is only for people who are “sick” or “weak,” right? As a first responder, you “shouldn’t” need therapy, right? You’re the strong one; you’re the one others go to when they need help. You’re the protector.   It’s time for this culture to change. There is enough...

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3 Tips for Therapists to feel Balanced during Fall

Fall is a wonderful time. The kids are back in school, our routine is back on, the kids’ activities have restarted, your case load is increasing from the summer decrease, everyone is back from vacation and to the grind again, and the list goes on. It is a wonderful...

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4 Tips to Maintain Motivation when it seems Impossible

Sticking with a new behavior or life style change is incredibly hard. Many people each day give up on their goals because change is so difficult. Many people think “It’s not worth it” “I can’t do it” “Never mind” “It’s too hard” or one of a million other negative self...

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The 4 Biggest Changes to the Brain with PTSD

Many people believe that PTSD is not real. That it is hyped up. Other people believe that it is real, but can be (and should be) controlled and if you don’t, then you are either weak or looking for attention.   When we believe these statements, it makes us feel worse....

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When You Will Do Anything to get rid of the Pain

Nobody likes negative feelings. Feelings such as sadness, overwhelm, irritability, and fear are uncomfortable and it is natural to want to avoid discomfort. The fact is, these emotions are part of being alive and all emotions have a purpose. The problem is when the...

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Feeling like you've lost your mind...

Life has become a nightmare.


This is PTSD. It is real. You are not crazy.


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