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.
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
For decades, psychotherapists believed that religion and spirituality was a symptom of mental illness. Today, however, that theory is drastically changing.
Sometimes it takes going through a difficulty to help us build resiliency and discover just how strong we really are.
Life isn’t always going to be comfortable. That’s ok. Or is it?
Has anyone ever told you, “you’re reaping what you’ve sowed”? It’s true that some things that happen to us are a direct result of something we have done. However, that is not always the case.
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.