Healing From Emotionally Immature Parents
June 22, 2023
What Is An Emotionally Immature Parent? Emotionally immature parents can be recognized by their lack of...
Healing from Trauma: Where to Start
June 22, 2023
Trauma has become such a mainstream word in today’s society, making it easy to forget that...
Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma
July 29, 2022
What have we inherited from our parents and grandparents in addition to eye color, height, tastes,...
July 18, 2022
Most all of us grow up in the context of a family unit. This family unit...
The Effects of Our Mothers’ Traumas on Our Mental Health
June 1, 2022
Mother to Son – Langston Hughes Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been...
How Developmental Trauma Affects Attachment
February 28, 2022
Brain Development The human brain helps us process and understand our environment while also developing basic...
Racial Trauma and Post-Traumatic Growth
January 28, 2022
Today, we will briefly explore what healing from racial trauma looks like through the lens of...
When Healing is Lonely
August 23, 2021
Therapy as healing One of the best parts of this job is hearing people’s stories. I...
[VIDEO] African American Teens in Foster Care
June 16, 2021
Hosted by therapist Alexandra Hoerr Candace is a clinical resident at Optimum Joy talking with Alex...
Leave the Canoe: Outgrowing Your Defense Mechanisms
May 27, 2021
Defense mechanisms get a bad rap, but what are they really? Defense mechanisms are often misunderstood,...