How to Practice Self-Care as a New Mother

While there are many surprises and challenges that await you in motherhood, one of the biggest shocks may be time management, or the feeling of being overwhelmed. No matter how happy and fulfilled you may be as a new mom, if you don’t take time out of your busy day to take care of yourself, you’re not giving your precious...[ read more ]

Sweet Sorrow: Finding Enduring Wholeness after Loss and Grief

Anyone who has lost a loved one experiences a range and depth of emotions that is unimaginable.  Feelings such as anger, guilt, sadness, and disbelief come up; the loss and pain can be overwhelming. We can also wonder about the process of grief itself.     Will I ever be able to heal from this loss?   What’s the “right”...[ read more ]

The Essentials: 5 Traits Every Therapist Should Have

You’re starting to realize that it is a good idea to go to counseling.  Congrats! Therapy is for everyone!  But now, you have more questions.  How do I find a psychologist/therapist/counselor I trust?  What should I look for in a professional? What are considered red flags?  You want this process to be smooth and successful, especially because you are spending...[ read more ]

Mass Shootings: How to Talk to Your Kids

  Over the weekend, we were made aware of yet another shooting in the United States, this time at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida.  After the tragedy at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado in 1999, certainly no one could imagine that over the next 20 years, 200 more school shootings would occur. In the first 79 days...[ read more ]

Alone, but not Lonely

If I could toot my own horn for a second....I was featured in a blog post for ThriveWorks Counseling and Coaching.  This article answered the question "what to do if you are feeling isolated from your friends."  If you're interested in learning how to deal with isolation, look no further than this article.

Therapy is for EVERYONE

“Why should I go to therapy if all we do is talk?” “Why listen to some random person for advice?  They don’t know me!” “I don’t need therapy.  I can handle stuff on my own!”   Do you ever wonder what it would be like to go to therapy, but quickly dismiss the idea because your problems aren’t “bad” enough?  Do...[ read more ]

Welcome to The Couch Chronicles Blog!

I finally took the plunge to start writing again after years of fighting against writing.  (I had a major case of writer's block after writing hundreds of pages in graduate school.)  But, I recently realized that I maybe I could add some value to mental health awareness BEYOND the COUCH.  So, I got to work again, and this blog was...[ read more ]

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