Welcome!

Welcome!

 

If you’re reading this, thank you! This is the first of (hopefully) many blogposts I will be writing about therapy, eating disorders, and mental health. A hopeful place where I will write about current trends in mental health, particular interests of mine in the mental health field, and an open dialogue about therapy in general.

 

If you’re a therapist…why are you blogging?

Good question. Before my career as a therapist, I was a “writer”. I put “writer” in quotations because I never actually had a full-time job as a writer before I went to grad school for mental health counseling. I spent my high school and college years writing for school publications, and for college credits. I loved it, but I decided I was more passionate about the mental health field. Now, as I have gained more knowledge and more experience in the therapy world, I figured, why not do both? I tried my hand at a few blog posts at the former practice where I was an associate, and realized this might not be such a bad idea after all.

 

So are you just writing because you want to? Why should I be reading this?

Well, yes, I am writing because I want to. My other purpose for this is to inform readers about mental health and why it is important to pay attention to their own. Everyone has mental health, and it matters to know how to address life struggles and take care of yourself. The blog might also be informational for readers who relate to issues and topics of  posts that are relevant in their or their loved ones’ lives. If anything else, see that therapists (like me!) may be more helpful than you originally thought.

 

Is everything you post based purely on research and fact?

Yes and no. I like to incorporate research from articles when I write, but like all people, all therapists have their own opinions and interpretations. While I try to be as informative as possible, I may also discuss trends and realizations I have learned in my own work with clients, which may not be backed up by numbers and data. I do my best to clarify this in my posts as to not to confuse my audience. I, myself, am not a researcher and cannot be quoted as such.

 

So there you have it. Hopefully you will enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it!

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