• You Choose

    May 8, 2019 | Jodi

    It’s interesting talking to clients in the therapy office. I have the precious opportunity to be invited into the very deepest reaches of their vulnerability, once they have grown to trust me. Often, clients characterize themselves using descriptors that were assigned to them early on in life. One of my favorite things to ask clients is, “If you were to come up with one word that your family

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    A Cruel Combo

    August 15, 2017 | Jodi
    A Cruel Combo

    It's that time of year again... The back-to-school fliers are starting to show up in the mail, stores are stocked up with school supplies, Bed Bath & Beyond has sent out their 20% off for your student's dorm needs (and their extensive list of all the must-haves that your college freshman MUST HAVE to survive in the wilderness that is dorm living). I observe all these goings-on from a slightly

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    The Introvert-Extrovert Dilemma

    When I was in school, I was a nerd - brainiac, geek, dork, you know who I mean. When the teacher asked a question, there I was with my hand in the air (I never got the memo about boys not liking smart girls). I just felt so bad for the teachers when they would ask a question and no one offered any feedback. I felt it was my duty to relieve their distress and at least attempt an answer. Sometimes I

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    We need better communication skills

    One of the most common things I hear from couples seeking counseling is that they have problems communicating. I would wager that the problem isn't that they don't actually communicate. They likely say a lot of words to each other... it's just that they probably don't feel like they are being heard and understood. That's really what people are looking for. We all want to feel heard and understood,

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