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 ]

Phoenix Rising – Online Process Group for Women

group of women laughing

Phoenix Rising - An Online Process Group for Women in 2021! This online process group for women is meant for those seeking growth, change and who have a willingness to build a safe, yet challenging community. It will be running for 10 weeks from January 6, 2021 - March 10, 2021. See below for additional information and frequently asked questions....[ 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 ]

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 ]

4 Reasons We Judge Others and How To Be Mindful of It

people walking in crosswalk downtown as if they're walking into the unknown

One of the things most of us are taught as children is to never judge others. “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” And yet, despite our best efforts, many of us fall into the trap over and over again. Why do we do it? Well, first of all, as I often say, nothing is all bad, but let's take...[ read more ]

5 Steps To Work On Your Co-dependence

Do you find you accept responsibility for a loved one’s emotions or actions? Are you constantly trying to please others? Do you neglect your own needs and have difficulty setting realistic personal boundaries? Do you often feel resentful yet have difficulty stepping away from a dysfunctional relationship? These are some of the symptoms of codependency. Codependent people look for external...[ read more ]

Using S.M.A.R.T. Goals for Self-Esteem Shifts

Dr. Kristen Neff acknowledges in her writings and her academic research, self-esteem is created by comparison and evaluation. It's the work, school and sometimes even the play environments that most often builds or tears down our self-esteem. If you know me at all, you'll know that I'm not a fan of the comparison route. We do enough of it already...[ read more ]

 

Karin Lawson

2312 Wilton Drive, Suite 22
Wilton Manors, FL 33305

karin@drkarinlawson.com
954-336-4049