The Commotion of Emotion

Man expressing emotion

Emotion is not typically considered people's best friend, but they are nothing to shy aware from, because emotion is information. It help us understand what's impacting us; what's touching a hot spot. They also aid us in understanding our histories. Anger to me may not have been explained or experienced in the same way in my life as it was...[ read more ]

FAQs About Group Therapy for Therapists

Group Therapy for Therapists

Group Therapy for Therapists is coming January 2020! This will be a closed interpersonal process group. See below for additional information and frequently asked questions. 1. Who is Group Therapy for Therapists for? This group is for therapists who want to intensify and deepen their therapeutic work, by exploring their personal work. It's for therapists who may feel anxiety about...[ read more ]

Accelerated Resolution Therapy

Accelerated Resolution Therapy uses eye movements in the treatment protocol.

In January 2019, I pursued training in evidence-based Accelerated Resolution Therapy. You may often hear it pronounced using the letters A.R.T. or ART, not to be confused with "art therapy". I was drawn to ART because I was hearing great things about the relief that people were feeling from their PTSD, phobias and situational anxiety among other struggles. I was...[ read more ]

What’s Therapy Like?

Many people who haven't been in therapy wonder what therapy is like. Is it like Toni Collette in Wanderlust or Naomi Watts in Gypsy? Therapy seems to be such a mystery experience sometimes, even to therapists who are in therapy. First, it is because there are many schools of thought, which vary in their manner of therapy. Secondly, the personality...[ read more ]

Read This Blog Post on Procrastination (So You Can Avoid Doing The Thing You Need To Do)

Man Procrastinating on Sidewalk

Does your pattern of procrastination get you frustrated, angry or hopeless? Do you self-criticize and judge yourself for not being more effective at getting dreaded tasks done? What if the tasks aren't even that dreadful and you're STILL not doing it? So often, people assume procrastination is a character flaw, something they do . . . that they "shouldn't" do....[ read more ]

Your Therapist’s Office Space: Is it Important?

Office Space Conversations Recently, I had multiple conversations with colleagues and friends about therapists' office space. As many of you know, I added an office in Plantation, FL last October. It took some time for me to adjust to this partial relocation. I was really unsure what felt wrong or was it simply different? There were different neighbors with different...[ read more ]

The Pitfalls & Perks of NYE Resolutions

fireworks over a body of water

A lot of psychotherapists write about how New Year's Eve (NYE) resolutions are a set-up and you shouldn't make them. Sometimes the alternative is a word of the year or a mantra or setting up a goal each month, rather than focusing on the whole year. I have gone back and forth myself on the concept of a resolution. Yet,...[ read more ]

What’s Up with My Chronic Emotional Overeating?

Upset man holding his head in his hands

Clarifying Emotional Overeating Before we begin, let's just get two things straight: 1. All humans engage in emotional overeating. We often assume it's a bad thing, but it's a human thing. We eat emotionally when we're celebrating someone's birthday with cake. We're not eating because we're hungry for nourishment. We're eating because we're joining in a social pleasure. That's emotional,...[ read more ]

Common Misunderstandings About Living in Miami

The plan is to live in Miami and have an adventure. Maybe you made the decision, because you needed a change, or maybe work twisted your arm to relocate to Miami. Either way, the secret is how to make it work for you. Here are commons misunderstandings about living in Miami:   Misunderstanding #1 You're going to be on the...[ read more ]

What’s the Difference? Psychotherapy, Counseling, Psychoanalysis, Coaching

Hey, we all need a space where we can sort things out, make new choices and create meaningful change. When you're looking for support in your life, it can be overwhelming to dig through the different types of services out there. Do you need psychotherapy, psychoanalysis or life coaching? Given the choice, which one would you even want? Here's a...[ read more ]

 

Karin Lawson

150 S. Pine Island Road Suite 300
Plantation, FL 33324

7300 Biscayne Blvd Suite 200
Miami, FL 33138

karin@drkarinlawson.com
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