Exhaustion

Erin was a corporate lawyer who worked ten-hour days, five days a week.  On the weekend she would try to make time for herself but instead found herself worrying about work, answering emails and going over paperwork.  By the time Sunday came, she couldn’t get out of bed; she could ...

May 21

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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I feel spaced out

Betty often felt spaced out when she was at home alone.  She was so used to going and working hours on end, that when she had downtime, she felt anxious.  What “should” she be doing?  She was exhausted ...

Apr 24

Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Trauma Sensitive Yoga For Children

 

Apr 23

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Mindfulness, ...

Written By:
Krisa Qiu

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EMDR for anxiety

As uncomfortable as anxiety can be, we all need a little bit of anxiety ...

Apr 15

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Caregiver Issues / Stress, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The problems with isolation

Human babies need caregivers because they are born helpless.  This first bond between caregiver and baby develops our attachment system, which is linked to our nervous system. We learn as babies and then toddlers how to get our needs met through others.  As we grow into teenagers, we look ...

Apr 1

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Depression, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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What is Mentalisation Based Therapy?

At one time or another, most of us may take things the wrong way. Whether at work, with our friends or loved ones, we could find ourselves misinterpreting where others are coming from, especially when the stakes feel high.   

Mar 26

Categories: Addictions, Borderline Personality Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Stephen Radley

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The many faces of PTSD

Johnathon was a high functioning hedge fund manager.  He was successful and seemed to be doing well in his life except for in his relationships.  As a child, his father would hit him, and he could never predict when the violence ...

Feb 17

Categories: Anger Management, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Depression, Post Traumatic ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The harm in not feeling good enough

When people feel like they are not good enough, they harm themselves inadvertently.  This harm can look like not taking care of their hygiene ...

Jan 30

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Ending a ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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I’m so confused, should I stay or should I go?

Sometimes people find themselves confused in relationships.  They might wonder should I be with this person? Am I a good partner?  Is my relationship toxic?  What should I take responsibility for and what shouldn’t I take responsibility for?  If you are asking yourself ...

Jan 30

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Ending a relationship issues, Post ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The psychological symptoms of bullying

 Lily was always a quiet and sensitive teen. She was compassionate and cared deeply for others. Her high empathy made her susceptible to falling into rescuer mode with others less fortunate than her.  Her new friend Ariane was popular ...

Nov 27

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Bullying, Parenting, Post Traumatic ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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The art of psychological flexibility

Max has a constant desire to be in control.  When he is not in control, he does not feel safe.  Because of this need to be in control, Max can be quite rigid.  This rigidity has taken a toll on his relationships, both personally and professionally. Others have become angry ...

Nov 13

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Anxiety, Life Purpose / ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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I am always afraid that people are going to leave me

Max grew up as an only child with a single mother.  Max’s father left his mother before he was born.  Because of this, his mother had to work long hours to provide for both of them.  He often felt like he had to protect her, and that she was unable to be there for him ...

Oct 16

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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It’s not always a good idea to stay together for the children

David and Ann have been married for twelve years and have three children under the age of ten.  David works long hours and comes back home stressed and tired. David and Ann have frequent arguments, and David becomes physically and verbally abusive towards Ann and sometimes the children.  ...

Oct 14

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Ending a ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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