Setting Boundaries is Important

Setting Boundaries is Important

As Robert Frost once wrote, “Good fences make good neighbors.” And it’s true: setting boundaries helps the people in our lives know and respect our needs. It’s okay to be assertive about your personal boundaries, in any kind of relationship. Maybe you don’t want the...
Finding Support as a Male Survivor

Finding Support as a Male Survivor

Sexual abuse is a horrific trauma to undergo. It might result in feelings of guilt, self-doubt, and low self-esteem. You were violated, possibly by someone you trusted, and that’s incredibly painful. If you’ve experienced sexual abuse, you’re not alone.  If you...
When Should I Get Worried?

When Should I Get Worried?

Recognizing trauma isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Maybe you’re wondering, “Did I experience trauma? How do I know, and should I be worried?” Traumatic experiences often manifest as PTSD, after the fact. PTSD is characterized by the following signs, which...
What is Trauma?

What is Trauma?

“Trauma” is a word we use a lot on this site. Maybe you’re still wondering: “Have I experienced trauma before?” It’ll help to learn what trauma means. Trauma is a broad term, and it can refer to a lot of different things. Psychology Today describes it as “the...
Grief is Different for Everybody

Grief is Different for Everybody

You’ve probably heard a lot about the “5 stages of grief.” They’ve become so ingrained in our understanding of mourning, that you don’t often discuss grief without someone bringing them up. As psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler-Ross introduced them, the 5 stages are:...
What No One Tells You About Therapy (But Should!)

What No One Tells You About Therapy (But Should!)

On my website, I share things that you should know about therapy, but that people don’t talk about. Because there’s still a lot of stigma around therapy in general, it’s easy to fall into certain misconceptions about it. To clear things up, we have to start an honest...