This Comic Is The Encouragement You Need To Try Therapy

By Brittany Wong Illustrator Sacha Mardou had her doubts about going to therapy. She thought therapy was for people with “real problems,” and she didn’t really see how paying a stranger to hear her talk about traumas and hurts from her childhood would help. But as she turned 40 and released her first graphic novel, she found herself heading toward a mid-life crisis ― and she feared she wasn’t being present or in the moment with her husband or young daughter. So with lots of hesitation, she booked an appointment. “At that point, I was out of…

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Why I am So Passionate About Therapy

It is a cold and rainy day here in Austin. Texas. Days like this can bring up many different feelings for me. Today, I wanted to share a little more with you all on why I am so passionate about being a therapist. At an early age, I started to experience loss and grief when my mom was diagnosed with cancer. I realize now that the grief didn't start when she died, but when she was diagnosed and I was 3 years old. I have experienced many challenges and heartbreaks…

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Ever Wondered What the Letters After Your Therapist’s Name Mean?

LMFTLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist These fully licensed clinicians have completed their Master's Degree, have sat for their State Licensing exam, and completed over 3000 hours of counseling services. LMFTs typically specialize in relationships, sex, marriage, and family issues. LPCLicensed Professional Counselor These fully licensed clinicians have completed their Master's Degree, have sat for their State Licensing exam, and completed over 3000 hours of counseling services. LPCs typically specialize in individual mental health issues. LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker These fully licensed clinicians have completed their Master's Degree, have sat for…

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Your First Therapy Session: Know What to Expect

by Carlene Lehmann, M.A., LMFT Welcome! We are so glad you are here. Come in and make yourself comfortable. Beginning your journey in therapy The decision to attend therapy is not made lightly. It probably took months or even years to accept that therapy might be able to help you. You most likely spent time looking into different therapists to find the right fit for your needs and comfort level. Congratulations, the hardest part is done!  You’re now ready to head to your first session and begin your journey toward…

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5 Ways Therapy Can Help You

by Carlene Lehmann, M.A., LMFT Are you feeling stuck, frustrated, or overwhelmed? Would you like more cooperation in your relationship? You've come to the right place. There are many reasons to seek therapy. We understand that seeking support doesn’t feel comfortable for everyone. It can be difficult to trust a person and be vulnerable with them. Know that it is possible to find a therapist you can trust and can be a support. When selecting a therapist, it is important to find one that you have a good fit with.…

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