Anxiety

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4 Common Relationship Stressors

All relationships have their moments of stress. These moments can be defining points of growth and connection in a relationship. But they can also drive a couple apart. In this post, I continue the concept of good versus bad stress, but in the context of relationships. Below, I introduce four typical relationship stressors and how…

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Why Am I Always Overwhelmed? How Anxiety and Emotion Dysregulation Relate

In my work as a therapist, I often find clients start therapy stating they feel overwhelmed. They are unable to describe their feelings any further. And that’s okay because helping clients name and distinguish between feelings is a large part of my work as a therapist. In the post below, I want to examine what some…

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How Childhood Trauma Affects High Achievers: Understanding the Link Part 2

High achievers strive for excellence and success in all areas of their life. And while society admires high achievers for their drive and discipline, they often struggle with their mental health, especially if they have unresolved childhood trauma.  My clients, who are high achievers, often seek therapy first for burnout. Specifically, the emotional dysregulation that…

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How Childhood Trauma Affects High Achievers: Understanding the Link Part 1

As a therapist, I often work with people who are high achievers and experiencing burnout. Understanding how childhood trauma may impact this group of individuals is essential to healing.  Childhood trauma can refer to any experience in childhood that is distressing, frightening, or overwhelming. Childhood trauma can include: Physical, emotional, or sexual abuse Neglect Domestic…

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Stress and Burnout with New Years Resolutions: Part 2

It’s February. The time when most New Year’s resolutions fail.  And if you’ve read the first blog on this topic, you know this failure is not proof of laziness or lack of motivation on your part. On the contrary, New Year’s resolutions are stressful, meant to fail, and often lead to burnout.  New Year’s resolutions…

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Stress and Burnout with New Years Resolutions: Part 1

I’m not one for making New Year’s resolutions, but it’s been harder to resist in recent years. Although I don’t seek it, I see self-improvement information everywhere I turn. I now know the most common resolutions (improved diet, exercise, and productivity), how they don’t change much over the years, and when they fail (usually between…

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Holiday Family Anxiety and Boundaries: Part 4

In this blog series, I introduce holiday family anxiety, how it relates to childhood emotional neglect, and how boundaries with family can start creating change. The post below will conclude this series by highlighting the benefits of holiday boundaries, not just for clients personally but also for their families. Clients create boundaries with their families…

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Holiday Family Anxiety and Boundaries: Part 3

In the previous posts from this blog series, I introduce the concept of holiday family anxiety as it correlates to childhood emotional neglect. Maintaining family connections with unresolved childhood emotional neglect is exhausting and takes enormous energy. It’s like running a marathon every day. In families with unhealthy dynamics, the demands on children will continue…

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Holiday Family Anxiety and Boundaries: Part 2

Most of my clients would like family holidays to be different and more on their terms. In the previous blog, I explain how my clients’ families have high expectations of their time and attention. However, when given, there’s no reward of family fun and connection—instead, my clients end the holidays with exhaustion and hurt. One…

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