Do you sometimes wonder if now is a good time to go to individual therapy? There be times when you know therapy is absolutely needed. Whether it’s your mood, or something significant is going on, and life just feels like more of a struggle. But, sometimes that moment passes and that sense of urgency or certainty has gone. Here at Better Being Mainline, we often use the phrase, “Strike while … [Read more...] about 6 Signs It’s Time to Seek Individual Therapy (According to a Therapist)
Are you a new mom, or expecting? Do you find yourself preoccupied by the many things that could go wrong with you and your baby, or the things you could happen as a new mom? Do the worries impact your sleep or eating? Do you feel the physical impact of your stress? Do you feel overwhelmed by the many new factors that come with your new role as mom to a newborn? Have you been screened for, or read … [Read more...] about You’re not alone. Post Partum Anxiety.. It’s a thing.
Almost every adult survivor of sexual abuse believes they were responsible for their sexual abuse. In addition, the secrecy and shame about these experiences can lead to profound emotional grief and anger, and isolation from others. Often, these feelings are the result of “grooming.” Grooming refers to behaviors that an adult abuser uses to desensitize or prepare a child for sexual abuse. Grooming … [Read more...] about Were you “Groomed?”: Understanding the Role of Grooming Behavior in Sexual Abuse
There are many aspects of shame that can develop for a survivor of sexual abuse. Here at the Better Being Mainline, a common false belief for survivors of sexual abuse is: “I am disgusting because what happened to me is disgusting.” Individuals who survive such a violation can begin to take on and internalize what happened to them in a negative way. It is common for survivors to confuse what was … [Read more...] about Sexual Abuse and Shame
Do you feel completely enamored with your partner? Maybe even lucky to be chosen by this charismatic, witty, and externally confident person? Do you also have days where you have just nothing left, feeling completely picked apart by your partner? Do you feel like the person you’re in love with is behaving like a toddler? Do you sometimes feel like your entire life is revolving around your … [Read more...] about Are you in love with a Narcissist?
Feeling sad is a normal and healthy response to many different situations in life. For example it would be well within the range of normal to feel sad in response to the death of a friend or family member, the end of a romantic relationship, an unexpected move, a difficult career transition, etc. Many people struggle with how to know when sadness may actually be depression, or when sadness has … [Read more...] about Depression: When to Get Help