Borderline Personality Disorder: What does it mean and what does it NOT mean?

Borderline Personality Disorder – What does it mean, and what doesn’t it mean? Often when my clients first receive a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, I get one of two reactions.  Either they have never heard of it, and are wondering, “What do you mean there’s something wrong with my personality?” or, they have heard … Read more

Keeping Promises to Yourself and The 5 Minute Rule

Keeping Promises to Yourself + The 5 Minute Rule By Atsede Scarseth What did you learn about keeping promises or making sure people can trust your word? Most likely something along the lines of trust is earned. This doesn’t only go for your external relationships. This is also relevant for the relationship you have with … Read more

COVID-19 Anxiety Management Tools

Maintaining Routine in Times of Uncertainty – COVID-19 Anxiety Management Tools   The human brain is hardwired to seek out stability, structure, and routine (Wiest, 2018). Our subconscious mind understands this construct to be safe, which in turn positively influences our mood and emotions. Additionally, routines promote predictability and can decrease our flight or fight … Read more

The End of a Decade

          As we come to the end of another year, the natural inclination for many is to begin to look towards the next year and focus on various areas of improvement. Perhaps you’re resolving to lose weight or exercise more. Maybe you’re considering a new diet or to save more money … Read more

When To Get Medication For My Child

Many parents ask when is it appropriate to medicate a child.  Many have strong opinions about benefits, side effects and lifelong effects of medications.  My thoughts on this debate vary depending on the age, symptoms, family structure and child’s characteristics. When looking at family structure it is important to consider what strategies or changes could … Read more

What is self-care and how do I start?

Deadlines, projects, tests, homework, and family commitments, there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to juggle our endless responsibilities. So how do we make room for everything? Unfortunately, more often than not, the first activities we cut from our schedule are those we enjoy most – yoga, socializing with friends, or maybe … Read more

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