Category: depression

What Do Social Workers Do?

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.

Be Your Own Valentine

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…

Grief in the Holidays

Holidays can be extremely hard and triggering for those who are grieving the lost of a loved one.  Here are a couple tips to help:

Is AARM Right For You?

Are You… Fearful about finding and/or losing love? Unable to fully grasp your emotions? Lacking a sense of belonging?

How Does Therapy Work?

Understanding therapy and what to expect can help reduce concerns and prepare you for the process.

Is Happy Theology Bringing You Down?

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

Love Yourself – Just The Way You Are

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?

Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Wholeness

For decades, psychotherapists believed that religion and spirituality was a symptom of mental illness. Today, however, that theory is drastically changing.

Freedom in Forgiveness

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. 

Overcoming Consuming Fires

Sometimes it takes going through a difficulty to help us build resiliency and discover just how strong we really are.

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