When I first started pursuing a career as a Clinical Social Worker, I often heard people say "Oh, you are the person who rips screaming babies out of the arms of their mother". Well...not quite.
Understanding therapy and what to expect can help reduce concerns and prepare you for the process.
For decades, psychotherapists believed that religion and spirituality was a symptom of mental illness. Today, however, that theory is drastically changing.
Many people think that when we forgive someone we are letting them off the hook for the wrong they did. Actually, forgiveness is not for the person who wronged us, it's for ourselves. Forgiveness is selfish.
Anxiety and depression can steal our joy. It can stop us from doing the things we love, and impede on our daily activities including sleep, appetite, and overall peace. It can also have negative effects on our relationships, and even our faith. Living with anxiety is not always living. Sometimes, it's barely surviving.