Blog Posts

Therapy does not have to be a Mystery

Every so often themes pop up in a week, between clients, colleagues and loved ones. A theme that popped up multiple times in one week was that therapy is mysterious. There was also a sense that the therapist didn’t want to share how therapy was going to work for these ...
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Secrets to a Successful Marriage

Are beautiful wedding rings, gowns, receptions and such enough to deem your marriage a successful one? You have been a couple for how many years yet if ever you’ll take your relationship to the next stage, do you think it will actually be successful? What do you think are the ...
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Demystifying Hypnosis

Hypnosis can seem scary, primarily because of the bad press that it has received over the years. It stands to reason,  considering that most people’s initial exposure to hypnosis came from old black and white movies that depicted unsuspecting ‘victims’ put under another person's ‘spell’ and then  ‘mesmerized’ by a ...
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My first experience with Play Therapy, has impacted my career 20 years later!

I can remember my first experience with play therapy, it was during my second-year placement at an inpatient treatment program for children in Towson MD.  My field supervisor and the other clinicians that I worked with were skilled and trained in play therapy, so fortunate to be able to learn ...
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A Black Therapist in 2020

It's OCTOBER! It seems bizarre that for almost 7 months we've been at home....that's like almost as long as I was pregnant! At home....with kids....and limited social outlets! It's a wonder ANY of us are still sane. And then there are therapists. Wonderful helping healers, who dedicate time and energy ...
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The Loss of Shared Grief and Rituals

As hard as it is to grieve the death of a loved one, it is now even more challenging due to COVID-19. The rituals that we normally observe have been either cancelled or limited to very few family members.  The loss of connection and love felt when we are collectively ...
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The Death I Didn’t See Coming

Trigger Warning: Suicide   May 22, 2020, changed my life forever.   “Morgan is dead.”     I felt my heart drop reading the message on my screen. I scanned my mind quickly for every Morgan the sender and I knew, and immediately was in denial.   I was driving ...
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