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My Therapeutic Journey By: April McLain

Ten years. Three therapists. One continuous journey. Finding the right therapist is absolutely crucial to you moving forward in growth, and out of the places holding you back. By having three different therapists in a ten year span I learned that you need different individuals for different seasons. I had

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The Spiritual Practice of Belonging

I want you to imagine two different scenarios. Scenario #1 You’re walking into a room filled with people you don’t know (aka your absolute nightmare). It’s a networking event, which, you secretly despise since you

How To Find Freedom From Insecurity

Thanks to Brené Brown and the steady rise of awareness around mental health, the word vulnerability is everywhere. After a recent conversation with a friend where we were throwing around the word vulnerability and insecurity, I

Uncomplicating our Relationship with Change

We have a complicated relationship with change. It’s like a frustrating game of red light, green light. We want it (green light), but then we don’t want it (red light). We resist change and then

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

One of the things I love the most about being a therapist is that every client I meet, and every story I hear, is so unique and different. There may be similar themes of pain,

5 Steps For Exposing Shame

I’ve noticed a fascinating phenomenon recently in my work with clients. Not long after settling into our session they’ll share how frustrated they feel about a variety of behaviors and symptoms they’re experiencing. They feel

How Cooking Can Improve Your Life ~ By: Sarah Monroe

Over the past few years, I’ve worked as a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. Much of my job entails teaching members of our program about mental illness and “coping skills”: skills you develop to relax, wind-down, cope

The Interruption of Pain

Have you ever noticed how inconvenient pain is? Whether it’s physical or emotional, there is never a good time for pain to come. Have you ever heard anyone say, “you know, I’m feeling pretty good

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Hi! I’m so glad you’re here!

I am an East Coast girl, who to my surprise, has been living somewhat of a nomadic lifestyle these last few years. I’ve had a variety of experiences living in Africa, California, Chicago, and now Nashville, TN. As I write from research I’ve discovered and experiences I’ve had, I hope in some way that these simple articles will bring some hope and joy to your corner of the world!
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