Perspective: The Meaning Behind The Healthy Mindset Project

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a bit pessimistic when it comes to my life. I often tell people that I'm neither happy or unhappy, but simply content. Right down the middle. Life is alright. I was having a family therapy session with a client of mine and her father, discussing the struggle … Continue reading Perspective: The Meaning Behind The Healthy Mindset Project

Saying Goodbye to 2010s: The Ups and Downs of My Mental Health

It is officially 2020! Honestly, a small part of me (many years ago) never pictured making it to 2020, but here we are. With it being the start of a brand new year, I found myself reflecting on the 2010s; the good, the bad, the humiliating, the heartbreaking. If you had to summarize each year … Continue reading Saying Goodbye to 2010s: The Ups and Downs of My Mental Health

New Year’s Resolutions: Healthy or Hurtful?

You know the standard January 1 question: "What's your New Year's resolution?" I've always found resolutions to feel forced, cheesy, and odd. I can't recall the last time I even had a New Year's resolution because of this mentality, but I've been thinking about it lately... they are the hope for something new, something different, … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: Healthy or Hurtful?

Breaking Down Common Stereotypes of Personality Disorders

My previous post addressed the need to call out unhealthy, misleading, and at times, entirely inaccurate, stereotypes of common mental disorders. For this post, I wanted to focus entirely on personality disorders; Specifically, Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder. Let's jump right in! Mental Disorder: Borderline Personality Disorder Stereotype(s): Those with BPD are mean, … Continue reading Breaking Down Common Stereotypes of Personality Disorders

Breaking Down Common Mental Disorder Stereotypes

Stereotyping mental disorders continues the overall stigma of mental illness. I just wanted to address some common stereotypes that I've seen put on clients from family, friends, co-workers, teachers, etc, that may be limiting a client's progress in therapy. Some of these stereotypes may seem extreme, while others a bit more tame, but nevertheless potentially … Continue reading Breaking Down Common Mental Disorder Stereotypes