I’ll be the keynote speaker at A Time for Healing Women’s Retreat, for women healing from spousal betrayal. This retreat is unusual in that the purpose is to give participants the ability to try various trauma healing modalities (ART, cranial sacral, yoga, massage, etc) at the retreat. So the cost is very low ($25-60) including meals and activities, with the added option to sign up (and pay for) individual sessions with the various therapists. It’s in Salt Lake County, UT and is coming up this month, so grab your spot soon!
My colleague David Thompson and I have our podcast up and running. We are so excited! It is called Two Therapists Talking. We are discussing lots of different relevant therapy topics, with an initial emphasis on sex addiction and betrayal trauma recovery. I’d love to have you join us. Listen in on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts.
When I see a new client there are always things we will discuss in that first session that are important to know. And I want to share one of those with you. That is that your therapist works for you, not the other way around. I hear lots of stories of people who just started seeing a therapist and it just doesn’t feel like a good fit, but they stay because they aren’t sure what to do, or think maybe it will get better. Or they’ve been seeing a therapist for a while and feel like things are stalled, or that nothing is changing/working but they don’t bring it up and/or stay because they don’t want to make their therapist feel bad, or they think something must be wrong with them. It’s always okay and a really good idea to bring such things up with your therapist. I always tell my clients that as we get going,”each therapist has a different personality, theoretical approach, or conceptual approach, that may or may not work for you personally. Make sure you’re getting your needs met. I won’t be offended, this is about what you need.” I’m always willing to talk with clients about what needs are and adjust what I am providing to them, but ultimately if a therapist doesn’t fit, or you’ve learned what you ned to learn from them, move on! Everyone is on a journey of growth and progression, find what fits for you right now.
UnashamedUnafraid contacted me and asked me to come back on the podcast to help them with all the questions they were getting about how to talk to your children about healthy sexuality. It was so much fun to go in and see the crew and discuss a topic I’m so personally passionate about. We had a good time recording, and I’m excited to hear the end result when they publish it in October. So stay tuned for that.
I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined two practices and have started seeing clients locally, both in Salt Lake and UT Counties. I see clients Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at Lakewood Family Therapy, in Taylorsville, UT at I-215 and Redwood Rd. I see clients Fridays at ADDO Recovery, in Lindon, UT. Check out their websites, and contact them for individual, couple, or family sessions with me. I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and/or your loved ones.
In addition to the issues commonly discussed here, if you know anyone with trauma of any kind (car accident, anxiety, phobias, veterans, PTSD, and even trauma and shame from addiction), send them my way. I am one of only a few therapists in UT certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), which is an extremely rapid and effective method of treating trauma, as well as other things.
I am still running my online live courses, so if you are not local, please join a group and find lots of tools, hope and healing.
I am excited to announce that I will be speaking at an amazing women’s retreat in 2 weeks. Determined to Rise hosts retreats for women who have suffered abuse, most commonly betrayal trauma. It is a jam packed weekend of presentations on healing, recreational therapy, art therapy, yoga, and relaxation. You can connect with women who have been there, and with resources to heal. And best of all Determined to Rise does it very inexpensively! For less than the price of a hotel room, you get everything you need to rejuvenate and move forward: meals, room and board, take homes, and all the activities mentioned above. I’m honored to join this amazing team as the guest therapist presenter. I hope to see you all there. To get more information and register see their website here. This year’s retreat is themed: Putting My Pieces Together, and I believe will feature a kintsugi art therapy activity.