Therapist response

I learned from reading about it and from my own experience that the response of the therapist is key to moving forward in therapy.  I was blessed with my first counselor that delivered just the right mix of validation, encouragement and teaching new skills.  Later experiences I had one not believe me, another tell me…

Confessions

I share about thriving.  I share about my progress.  When I hit another PTSD flare up, I feel guilty writing about how great things can become.  Unfortunately, setbacks, triggers, and times of struggling happen again and again.  I learned this past few months that hitting a rough patch doesn’t mean I’m not progressing.  I got…

PTSD has the upper hand

I worked hard through 10 years of counseling.  Then every so often PTSD gets the upper hand.  I slide back down into the pit of gurgling unresolved emotions with slick steep sides and no rope thrown to me.  PTSD is an on going battle.  I start to believe I have it whipped and it sweeps…