What the Heck is a Process Group?

With the newfound popularity of Christie Tate's book, "Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life" conversations are happening about group therapy, individual therapy's cool elusive cousin. Because I tend to facilitate process groups, I want to break down some components of what a process group looks like. To try and explain how you can use...[ read more ]

Grappling With the Unknown

Image is of a rollercoaster to go with the metaphor of a ride

The unknown has been on my mind a lot lately for various reasons, some of which, surprisingly, are not about the context of the world and the United States at large. "The unknown" is a common theme in therapy. Will I find love in my life? Should I take this job? Was it the right choice to move here? What's...[ read more ]

Stress Management Support Group for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

Stress Management Group for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners is here. This support group is intended to help you navigate these stressful, anxiety inducing times. If you are feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, lost, stuck or frozen in dealing with your business and would like the space to talk about it, obtain strategies for managing your well-being and feel like you're not the...[ read more ]

The Commotion of Emotion

Man expressing emotion

Emotion is not typically considered people's best friend, but it is 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

How to Tell if Therapy is Right for You

When it comes to your physical health, it’s pretty easy to know whether or not you need to see a doctor. If you catch a cold, there’s really no need to make an appointment; however, if you break your ankle, you need to immediately get to an emergency room. But when it comes to your mental and emotional health, things...[ read more ]

 

Karin Lawson

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