Be intentional with your words

Be intentional with your words

Have you ever regretted something you said and wished would be intentional with your words? Words can be uplifting and degrading. They can be inspiring and painful. Words can cause a smile and tears. Words are like toothpaste because once they are out there, you...
6 tips to have your voice heard

6 tips to have your voice heard

Is it hard for you to have your voice heard? I often hear people share that they feel like they aren’t listened to and that their voice is not heard or taken seriously. There can be many dynamics in relationships that cause this, especially if it has been a...
4 Dysfunctional phrases to stop saying

4 Dysfunctional phrases to stop saying

As a therapist, I hear a lot of dysfunctional phrases when people communicate. Many people say things without thinking about the message they’re sending. Some will blurt phrases out of their mouths without any awareness of how it could be taken. This leads to...
Asking questions for connection

Asking questions for connection

My husband and I often joke that I am a “professional question asker”. My job as a therapist is to get to know and understand people on a much deeper level in order to help them with issues in their life. Many times in my work, I have to teach people about...
How do you make meaning of things?

How do you make meaning of things?

Do you like puzzles? I do! Honestly that’s a big part of my job. I puzzle piece together what I hear people say and how they feel to help them understand what is happening. I make meaning of things people don’t naturally see and use it to enhance their...