Redefining Vulnerability

Vulnerability. It's a word that is often met with fear, uncertainty, and distance. Once someone mentions the word, or someone feels it, they start to distance themselves. Why? Because when someone feels vulnerable, they feel weak, unsure, hesitant, fearful, and doubtful. In short--they feel like a glass house with gigantic cannons blasting cannonballs at them, … Continue reading Redefining Vulnerability

Mental Illness Stigma

Mental health/Mental illness continuum Mental illness stigma. It's something we hear quite often. It's shared on social media. It's the topic of monthly mental health themes. It's frequently blogged about, discussed, and shared. Most of us have seen that green ribbon representing mental health. So, why is stigma still a thing? That's a good question. … Continue reading Mental Illness Stigma

Confessions of a Mental Health Counselor

Counselor's are expected to handle a wide variety of situations. This can include various forms of counseling such as family, couple, and individual counseling as well as the never ending list of issues that counselors face with their client's every day. This can range from trauma counseling, to suicidal counseling, to crisis intervention, to even … Continue reading Confessions of a Mental Health Counselor