One of the most common issues people bring to our sessions is not knowing how to get through their feelings. We therapists call this processing.  For many of us, feeling our feelings is not something we have much experience with. Sadness, anger, fear and grief, can be confusing emotions that have the capability of completely […]

Anxiety

6 Healthy Ways You Can Process Your Feelings

12/12/18 By: Jennifer Seip Have you ever heard the term, “Growth Mindset?” Many people believe that the key to success is hidden in this framework. What is Growth Mindset? Growth Mindset is the belief that people’s most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. Because our brains are plastic, if we consistently […]

Anxiety

The Power Of Having A Growth Mindset

Learn more about some of the fascinating powers of your brain! 12/5/18 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA Have you ever heard someone refer to humans as left brain dominant? Do you even know what that means? Well today I’m going to tell you exactly what that means and how to get more out of your […]

Trauma

How Insight About The Left and Right Brain Can Lead You To Euphoria

The importance of having self compassion. By, Jennifer Seip   I am definitely a believer in a bit of self disclosure. Some therapists are not, but if you haven’t already discovered from watching my videos and reading my blog posts, I am. Lately I’ve been a bit out of sorts, even a little down. This […]

Attachment

Self Compassion’s Role in Love and Relationships

Have you ever experienced the fight, flight, or freeze response? Our brain’s have a great way of activating a self protection protocol during periods of high stress. If we perceive the threat to be something we are capable of overcoming, we fight. If we think we can outrun it, we fly, and if neither of […]

Trauma

Fight, Flight, or Freeze | Why is this happening and what you can do about it!

I’ve been thinking a lot about self doubt and vulnerability lately.  As counselors we are taught that self disclosure is good, only when it aids in the clients growth, (of course we can’t disclose too much because it would take away from our ability to analyze things fairly.) With some people it comes easier and […]

Attachment

Self Doubt? I’m Here.

Break up healing strategies 11/26/17 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT When a partner of mine broke-up with me some years ago, I wasn’t ready. It came as a shock. I thought that we were doing fine. In my head, I had planned what we would be together during the holidays. I thought about where we would […]

Separation

Getting Through The Holidays After A Break Up

I just finished watching last night’s season 7 finale of HBO’s Game of Thrones and man, it was a good one. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers here. For those of you who like it, you know it’s pretty much about dysfunctional families who are fighting to survive, (too bad there were no systemic therapists […]

Anxiety

WINTER IS COMING: HOW TO BEAT THE END-OF-SUMMER BLUES

Every summer my entire family gets together for a July BBQ party. My cousins, aunt and uncle, my brother, his wife, and growing, all go to my parents house. This post reminds me of a conversation I had with one of these people at last year’s party. Now, I wont say who I spoke to […]

Trauma

WHAT IS COMPASSION FATIGUE?

One of the greatest ways to reduce stress and improve mental health is by implementing mindfulness meditation into your normal routine. It is evidence-based and used in many different models of therapy. I’m always using mindfulness in my practice, and teaching clients how to pay attention to their body’s and mind. Being present with yourself […]

Trauma

MY FAVORITE MINDFULNESS MEDITATION APPS

Learn how to become comfortable with your female genitalia 6/27/17 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA I have this memory of when I was a young. I had slept over a friends house and was waiting for my mom to pick me up. While I was waiting, my friend showed me this book that her mom […]

Single

Getting Comfortable With Your Female Genitalia

Many clients seek me out because they feel stuck and one of the most difficult feelings that keep people stuck is anxiety.  Anxiety is a scary word and an even scarier feeling. I too have been a victim of anxiety symptoms and it feels like I am running so fast but my body isn’t moving. […]

Anxiety

HOW TO PROCESS YOUR ANXIETY SYMPTOMS IN 3 SIMPLE STEPS