October 2014

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Grieving Sexual Assault

Grieving Sexual Assault: Applying Grief to the Trauma of Rape By: Meghan Hahl, Therapy Intern When someone says the word “rape,” or discusses the idea of sexual assault, one rarely thinks to associate the traumatic incident with the concept of grief. When survivors consider their pain and the trauma they have experienced, the idea of going Read More…

5 Benefits of Mindfulness

5 Benefits of Mindfulness By: Gina Skopec, Therapy Intern Mindfulness is a state of being in which one has moment-to-moment awareness of his or her experience and surroundings without passing judgment (Davis & Hayes, 2012). The concept of mindfulness has been gaining popularity in the fields of counseling and psychology over recent years as a practice that Read More…

When a Loved One is a Survivor of Sexual Trauma

When a Loved One is a Survivor of Sexual Trauma By: Theresa Zephirin, LCSW | Therapist “The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief, who can tolerate not knowing, not healing, not curing, that is a friend who cares” Read More…

Vulnerability

Vulnerability: How Letting Go of Control Can Empower Our Clients By: Holly Smith, LMHC | Senior Therapist/Clinical Coordinator Vulnerability has become quite a buzz word lately, but what does it actually mean?  It has evolved from a measure of weakness to a mark of openness and connection in our relationships.  Its historical definition doesn’t fit Read More…