What my work as a crisis counselor & supervisor has taught me blog series: #2

The office I worked for has no limitations for ability to pay, so we often served individuals that were on the lower scale of economic income, homeless individuals and people who have experienced societal and systemic oppression. So what happens when psychotherapists or social workers meet with people who are suffering and in crisis? What happens when they do this day in and day out? When professionals are in the role of helper, often they experience ….read on; illumination awaits….

When You Want to Hide Away: Receiving Support During Difficult Times

We all do it; have a hard time sharing with people when we’re truly having a hard time. It seems easier to hide away and lick your wounds in solitude, so no one knows exactly how human we are. I’ve noticed a trend. A lot of my clients will call and cancel or not show up when they are having a hard time. I know, it’s hard to share your pain with someone. It can ….read on; illumination awaits….

Supporting Your Loved One Who Has Survived Sexual Assault

This blog is specifically for those who have someone in their life who has experienced sexual assault. Whether it be a sister, brother, lover, or friend, I will talk about some things to keep in mind that will allow you to be present for them during their pain. The key points I will be discussing are: your love for them, safety,  respecting their unique healing journey, reading/workshops, it’s not their fault. The first thing I’d ….read on; illumination awaits….