How White Therapists are Failing Black Clients

The United States was founded on stolen land and stolen people. The historical and generational trauma and oppression that continues to impact communities of color, and specifically, black communities, has been more than harmful. As a clinician in mental health, it is necessary to understand these systematic and historical barriers that perpetuate racism, oppression, privilege,... Continue Reading →

Ep. 4 Vicarious Traumatization & Mental Health of Social Workers | The Thought Bubble Podcast

In this episode of The Thought Bubble podcast, we dive into the meaning of vicarious traumatization versus burnout, as well as effective ways to prevent again traumatization within the social work field. We also discuss practical and real strategies for self care and mental health care.  Please let us know your self care tips &... Continue Reading →

How Kids Should React to Trauma

There are many myths about trauma out in the world. There is a plethora of very inaccurate statements and general beliefs about children who have experienced traumatic incidences, and how they should or should not be behaving, as well as how their caregivers should be supporting them. It's confusing, and absolutely not helpful whatsoever to... Continue Reading →

Why Victims in Domestic Violence Relationships Stay

If you are a person in a domestically violent relationship, please know that there are resources available to you when you are ready. You may reach out the National Domestic Violence Hotline on their website here, as well as call the Hotline number at: 1-800-799-7233  OR  1-800-787-3224 (TTY).  Trigger warning for the following content as it... Continue Reading →

Safety Candle|Group Activity

This will be the first post in a series of many in regards to activities that can be done within a group setting. Many times, having a craft and activity to complete, while discussing more sensitive topics, allows for easier conversation and openness. It reminds me loosely of EMDR Therapy, in which an individual's eyes... Continue Reading →

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