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…

rainbow over hands making a heart, How to Support Your LGBTQ+ Child

“Mom, I’m gay.” “Dad, I’m trans.” “I’m non-binary, and I want to start using they/them pronouns.” Do you know how you would respond if your child came out to you? Do you have a belief system that would make it…

woman crying beside her bed, what is burnout?

What is Burnout?

What is burnout?  I have a story to share, and I promise there is a point to it. Once upon a time, I started working full-time at my very first job after graduating from college. During my first few weeks, I…

young woman checking her phone, social media spring cleaning

Social Media Spring Cleaning

During this global pandemic, many of us have turned to social media to connect with our family, friends, and strangers around the world. It has brought us humor, entertainment, and different perspectives. While social media can bring us together, there…