This blog is a collection of articles on the different kinds of topics that come up in therapy sessions. It is inspired by the different areas that people come to see me for and also provides some food for thought and useful information for you to explore on your own. Going to therapy and working with a therapist is often life changing but the real work is always done by ourselves. I hope these articles can provide a starting point for you in gaining greater insight about yourself and the person you want to evolve and grow into.

Perfectionism and Workplace Anxiety

If you’ve ever experienced workplace anxiety, you’ll know how it leaves you unable to focus throughout the day and completely drained by the end of it. However, it would be hard, and perhaps even surprising for others to be able to tell that you were experiencing as much comfort as you felt. One of the…

Rethinking Addiction

We think of addiction mostly in terms of alcohol or drugs but addictions or compulsive behaviors come in many forms. Even ordinary behaviors and ways of thinking can be addictive if done obsessively or compulsively. Think of overeating, overworking, and constantly worrying that the worst will happen. We have also been taught that we need…

Digging up the past: Helpful or harmful?

When I meet clients for the first time, I always tell them a little bit about what to expect from me and how I work with them as a therapist. One of the things I talk about is how the therapeutic process will sometimes shift back and forth between the here and now and what…

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