Relationship > Task. This is a phrase I have written on my white board near my desk. It’s one I’ve brought into my work with clients— young people and parents. It’s one I return to often in my own processing. Major thanks to my therapist for introducing this language and co-creating a container for me to explore and embody this concept.
Parents are worried that their teens are spending too much time in their rooms with the door shut, often on screens, and teens are doing their best to figure out how to stay connected and engaged during these strange times.
Sometimes stuff just feels hard. And in this space of challenge, you may want or need to get the damn thing done.
when we take the time to feel and then reach out to a trusting, loving other, connection can grow. I also find that when I open up and let someone know I care, I feel like my most authentic self.
Sometimes our brains take us into the realm of extremes, the place of all or nothing thinking. This way of thinking is often quite harsh and not compassionate. These are…
Friendship qualms, questions, concerns, and curiosities are one of the most frequent topics of conversation in my sessions with young people.
Consciously and intentionally envision the life you want for your transgender child, not the life you are scared of. Imagine your transgender child happy.
This is an invitation to notice the thoughts you are choosing today and every day. Do your best to observe the thoughts gently, kindly.
Your kid is now an adult and wants to live their independent life outside of the family system; that is the hardest because it’s not just a transition of parenting, but it’s a transition of self-identity.
Intention-setting and visioning can support you in reviewing or renewing your values and prioritizing your passions and interests.