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.
Valentines Day is looming and for many it is a difficult day; a reminder of the love they are missing. However, Valentines Day can be the perfect day to show yourself love and practice self compassion. You don't need an intimate partner to celebrate this day. Make it a point this year to be your… Continue reading Be Your Own Valentine
Understanding therapy and what to expect can help reduce concerns and prepare you for the process.
Check out my latest blog "Is Happy Theology Brining You Down" which I wrote for the Therapeutic Center for Anxiety and Trauma. You can read it by following this link: http://www.anxietytraumatherapy.com/blog/2018/7/3/is-happy-bringing-you-down-by-gretchen-j-penner-asw
What if we could love ourselves unconditionally? What if we could quit beating ourselves up and treated ourselves the way we treat our best friend?
For decades, psychotherapists believed that religion and spirituality was a symptom of mental illness. Today, however, that theory is drastically changing.
Life isn’t always going to be comfortable. That’s ok. Or is it?
Since the 80's, we have thought that building a strong self-esteem was key to mental and emotional health. Now studies are showing that self-esteem can actually be dangerous.