Need for Nurturing

Well, friends, I just had a baby and started to, once again, experience the daily highs and lows of parenting. It’s a life stage that packs in an incredible amount of emotion — deep love, joy, excitement, exhaustion, anger, fear,…

Intrusive Thoughts

Coping with Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive thoughts can sometimes make a person feel like they are going crazy! They can make you wonder, “Am I a violent person, or a potential pedophile??” Depending on the nature of the intrusive thoughts, they can cause a certain…

Human first and athletes second

Humans First and Athletes Second

Athletes: seen by others as pristine, physically gifted, and able to conquer it all. However, “athlete” is not their entire identity. They are more than the sport they play; they are human first and athletes second. Yet so many people…

sex and shame, perspectives therapy services

I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that nearly everyone has experienced sexual shame in their lifetime. Undoubtedly, sex and shame looks different for everyone; but the feeling underneath is one nearly all of us can relate…

The Genderbread Person - LGBTQ

The Genderbread Person

The Genderbread Person. Run, run, run as fast as you can! You can’t catch me- I’m the sweet-sounding educational tool that explains the nuances of gender! No, it isn’t Christmas in June, but it is Pride month – and that…

lgbtq letters in hand, am i queer

Am I Queer?

Am I Queer? Let me preface this article by saying I use the term “queer” frequently. In this context, I am using “queer” to mean any identity within the LGBTQ+ community. I started questioning my sexuality in the 5th grade….

pcos story, woman stretching in the park, perspectives therapy services

Athletes are a lot like superheroes: seen by the public as put-together, mentally tough, and able to do anything. They are often placed on a pedestal, and the way that society views sports can make it hard for any athlete…