Turning your child against the other parent will backfire

Lila was a woman who did not believe in divorce.  ...

Jan 8

Categories: Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Emotional Abuse, Ending a relationship ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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I’m contaminated

Most of us have a certain sense of safety and control over our bodies.  After a sexual assault, ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Your therapist is there to help not to judge

April was struggling with depression ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abortion, Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Complex PTSD, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Mental Health Tune-Up

When stressed, the drive for success or chaos ensues, we might forget about our mental health.  We might be so busy striving or surviving that we aren’t in check with how we are feeling emotionally, physically or psychologically.  So how can you tell if you are out of balance?

Jan 8

Categories: Abortion, Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Emotional Abuse, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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What can I expect in therapy?

Ryan never believed in therapy.  He felt that it was for people with severe mental illness, and that was not him.  He also did not think that it was masculine ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Benefits of EMDR online

Angela would get anxious hours before she had her EMDR ...

Jan 8

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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When You Replace Your Emptiness with Externals

People feel emptiness. Unrelieved, they resort to something outside of themselves.Something external like alcohol. Drugs. Food. Sex. Gambling. Shopping. Or, relationships, just to name a few.Pablo was a severely abused, unloved child. When he became an adult, he tried to fill the ...

Jan 5

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Emotional Abuse

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Healing from abusive childhood experiences

When Sam was a child, his father would drink and then come home and smash the house.  From his bed, he could hear his mother crying.  His mother would crawl into Sam’s bed at night and cry.  Sam was confused.  He didn’t know how to help his mother, and he felt scared ...

May 21

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Complex PTSD, Emotional Abuse, ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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Tiredness Solutions

We have a lot of tired people nowadays.With Coronavirus, it’s painful “honest” tiredness from long or tedious quarantine or frontline work for a great many who serve.Tiredness can be of two kinds: physical and psychological.Physical:  characterizing those who got sick or have medical problems like pre-existing conditions or ...

May 20

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Coping with Medical Problems, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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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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Do You Need a “Toxic People Detox?”

The truth is, toxic people are a part of life.They’re everywhere - our neighborhoods, offices, governments, hospitals, schools, and sadly, often right among our family members, relatives and friends.A number of qualities characterize them and their typical toxic pattern of attacking or ...

Dec 30

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Bullying, Emotional Abuse

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Switch Off the Autopilot and Fly Free!

Humans are creatures of habit. Habits are either good or bad. They can be constructive or destructive, nurturing or not, of your personal growth.Once your habits have been developed, they naturally turn autopilot. You just think, feel, or do them even without noticing or being aware of them.

Oct 18

Categories: Addictions, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Emotional Abuse

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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What Is Your Anger Hiding?

 Pamela said that she didn’t want to lose her husband and hurt their children. And so she found her self getting too angry.

Sep 20

Categories: Anger Management, Attachment Issues, Emotional Abuse

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Why do I feel like I am suffocating around my parents?

From time to time, an adult will seek my help because they feel like they can’t breathe around their parents.  The feeling of not being able to breathe could be from anxiety or panic.  Sometimes, we hold our breath without thinking when we are waiting for something to happen, when ...

Aug 28

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Anxiety, Emotional Abuse, Emotional ...

Written By:
Dr Monica Borschel

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