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Coping Strategies and Self-Care for LGBTQ+ Individuals

Coping Strategies and Self-Care for LGBTQ+ Individuals

By Paige Rocker, LPC-Associate Supervised by Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT Exploring life as an LGBTQ+ person can entail a unique set of challenges, from confronting segregation and shame to managing identity-related stressors. Within the realm of these challenges, prioritizing mental well-being and practicing self-care becomes pivotal. In this blog post, we’ll delve into coping strategies

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The Silent Struggles of Therapists: Part 2 – Vicarious Trauma

The Silent Struggles of Therapists: Part 2 – Vicarious Trauma

By Emily Heimberger, LPC-Associate Supervised by Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT What is vicarious trauma? Vicarious trauma goes by many names: secondary trauma, insidious trauma, secondhand trauma, “the cost of caring,” and more. All refer to the trauma that can occur after exposure to someone else’s traumatic stories and experiences. This phenomenon is commonly observed among

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A Brief on Perfectionism

A Brief on Perfectionism

By Jourdan Bartels, LPC-Associate Supervised by Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT What is perfectionism? The short, anecdotal answer might be the way I felt like I needed to become an expert on perfectionism before writing this blog (yes, the irony here is palpable). The APA Dictionary offers a clearer description: “the tendency to demand of others

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LoveWithoutLimits: Building Resilient Lesbian Partnerships

LoveWithoutLimits: Building Resilient Lesbian Partnerships

By Paige Rocker, LPC-Associate Supervised by Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT Welcome to LoveWithoutLimits, this is a topic devoted to the skill of creating enduring and satisfying lesbian relationships. This blog is going to investigate, celebrate, and walk you through the process of meaningful relationships within the lesbian community. Every successful partnership is based on a

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Burnout

The Silent Struggles of Therapists: Part 1 – Burnout

By Emily Heimberger, LPC-Associate Supervised by Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT What is burnout? Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It reduces productivity and energy levels, resulting in feelings of helplessness, cynicism, resentment, and more.. The effects of burnout can impact all areas of life, including

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World Mental Health Day

Discover 12 Ways to Commemorate World Mental Health Day on October 10th, 2023

By Paige Rocker, LPC-Associate Supervised by Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT World Mental Health Day, celebrated every year on October 10th, presents a remarkable opportunity for individuals like you who are dedicated to their mental well-being. Whether you’re navigating the complex terrain of mental health recovery or simply seeking to maintain your emotional equilibrium, this day

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