The Courage to Quit: Why Simone Biles is More a National Hero than Ever

***TRIGGER WARINING*** Brief mention of sexual abuse Simone Biles is the most decorated American gymnast of all time. And three days ago, she had the courage to quit the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Why? Simone had “the twisties,” the feeling of not having mind and body in sync while doing gymnastic stunts she has practiced hundreds,Continue reading “The Courage to Quit: Why Simone Biles is More a National Hero than Ever”

When Self-Care Doesn’t Work

Self-care is a struggle for all of us at times. Here are some common problems that people come across when trying to implement self-care practices, and my suggestions for how to course-correct. I don’t have time for self-care. Self-care is a lot of things, and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming. We all have 24Continue reading “When Self-Care Doesn’t Work”

3 Misconceptions about Psychotherapy

Over the winter holidays, I was talking to some of my extended family members about what I do (I’m a clinical social worker / therapist). The conversation reminded me of all the misconceptions about psychotherapy out there. Most people’s first or only exposure to therapy is on T.V. And on T.V., therapists are typically portrayedContinue reading “3 Misconceptions about Psychotherapy”

How to Face your Fears

You may have heard that the only way to overcome your fears is to face them. That is true! … and, it’s much easier said than done. Fear can be paralyzing. The immediate reaction to fear is often to freeze or avoid. It takes a lot of courage and commitment to go towards your fearContinue reading “How to Face your Fears”