The Role of Healthy Routines: Creating Structure and Stability in the Summer Months

By |2023-07-12T01:03:43+00:00July 12th, 2023|

Maintaining Structure As the summer heats up, looking forward to a change of pace and a break from the usual routines is natural. However, for individuals navigating trauma and addiction recovery, maintaining structure and stability can be crucial for their well-being. This blog post will explore the importance of healthy routines during the summer and [...]

The Role of Family in Trauma and Addiction Recovery: Healing Together

By |2023-06-06T02:47:32+00:00June 6th, 2023|

Recovery from trauma and/or addiction is a difficult journey that requires support, understanding, and a network of caring individuals. Among these individuals, family plays a crucial role in providing a healthy foundation for healing and having a sense of belonging/connection. In fact, according to one study, 82% of people in “remission” of drug and alcohol [...]

Trauma Healing: Overcoming Your Inner Critic

By |2023-05-17T19:59:17+00:00May 17th, 2023|

 The Inner Critic Our thoughts influence our feelings, which in turn influence our behavior. It is normal to believe that negative self-talk, known as the inner critic, will motivate one’s behavior positively. However, the private conversations we have with ourselves can be powerful when it comes to someone’s sense of value and worth, leading to [...]

Sex Addiction: Signs You Should Know

By |2023-04-28T18:22:18+00:00April 28th, 2023|

Could You Be Addicted to Sex? Sex addiction affects millions of people worldwide. It is a complex and often misunderstood malady that can have a profound impact on an individual's life. Sex addiction can have devasting consequences, including broken relationships, financial ruin, and even legal problems. However, despite its prevalence, sex addiction is often stigmatized [...]

Unresolved Trauma and Relationships

By |2023-04-03T23:18:24+00:00March 31st, 2023|

What is Trauma? Traumas are an emotional response to an extreme life event that threatens someone’s physical or psychological survival. Many people develop symptoms due to trauma including physiological reactivity to triggers, panic attacks, chronic anxiety, feelings of anger or numbness, a loss of trust, or addictive behaviors. When trauma goes unresolved, it becomes an [...]

Addiction and ADHD: What You Should Know

By |2023-01-13T16:53:06+00:00January 13th, 2023|

 What is the link between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and substance use disorders? Many adults with ADHD struggle with addictive behaviors that are often unrecognized and untreated. People with ADHD have an increased risk of alcohol or substance misuse as a way to self-treat or self-medicate, undiagnosed or undertreated symptoms of ADHD, such as [...]

Betrayal Trauma: Signs & Strategies to Recovery

By |2022-12-02T04:22:22+00:00December 2nd, 2022|

What is Betrayal Trauma? Betrayal trauma typically refers to the lingering pain and turmoil experienced after betrayal by a parent, another childhood caregiver, or a romantic partner. However, in the field of sex addiction, it is mostly referred to when a spouse or partner has an affair and violates the sanctity of the relationship.  When [...]

Understanding Group Therapy

By |2022-11-01T17:30:52+00:00September 28th, 2022|

What Is Group Therapy? Group Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time who have gone through similar mental health struggles. During these meetings, a professional therapist helps the client tackle specific or general problems such as a particular mental illness or a source of [...]

Unveiling a New Type of Trauma: Exploring the Deep Wounds of Small “T” Traumas

By |2022-11-01T17:31:03+00:00August 24th, 2022|

What is Small ‘t’ Trauma? Many people have written off the idea that they could have experienced trauma because they have not experienced something as seemingly significant as sexual assault or physical abuse. After all, remember the old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?” Turns out that was [...]

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