How do you quiet your inner critic and increase self compassion? By Jennifer Seip Let’s envision that you have a friend. The two of you go as far back as middle school or elementary school. How about we call them Alex. You and Alex used to do everything together. I mean, you grew up together. […]

Trauma

How To Silence Your Inner Critic + Be Nicer To Yourself

By: Jennifer Seip Let’s talk about Toxic Shame. What comes to your mind when you think of it? For me, it’s a dark, sinking feeling in my gut. My breathing gets shallow and I want to spend all day curled up in bed, alone, by myself. For others, it’s raging adrenaline. Their heart feels like […]

Anxiety

Toxic Shame: How To Overcome It

What are support systems and why are they important? By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA “If I was truly happy with myself, then I wouldn’t feel like I need other people,” is something I hear all the time. As a society, we’ve been taught that the thermometer for happiness lies partly with being able to be […]

Communication

Support Systems and Why You Need Them

For Those of You Who Are Animal Lovers: The Emotional Benefits That Come From Owning A Pet February 21, 2019 By: Jennifer Seip Hi everyone! If you don’t feel like reading, click this link for my full video! The Emotional Benefits That Come From Owning A Pet You had to know this was coming. Eventually, […]

Trauma

The Emotional Benefits That Come From Owning A Pet

By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA   click here for my video! Grief is sad. Grief is scary. Furthermore, grief is confusing. If you’ve experienced grief yourself,  for someone you once knew, a family member, a friend, a lost loved one, or you’ve experienced it in the form of a break up or move, the you […]

Communication

How To Help A Person Who Is Grieving

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

“I never expected this.” Why some affairs happen. 12/19/2018 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT, MA What do you think of when you hear the word cheat, or affair? Do you think of an adulterer who committed a horrible crime? Or someone who only considers themselves, and has no concern about who they are hurting? Possibly both? […]

Trauma

4 Reasons Why People In Happy Relationships Cheat

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

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!

Learn why it is important to leave emotional space to connect 8/8/18 By: Jennifer Seip, LMFT When my husband and I first moved in together, like many couples, we had to workout a few kinks. We discussed the usual stuff like, who would do the dishes, make dinner and take out the trash. However, one […]

Communication

The Link Between Emotional Capacity And Connection

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

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?