Primary and Secondary Emotions

Primary and Secondary Emotions

Written by therapist Clair Miller Feelings are a pretty cliché topic for therapists- and they’re cliche for a reason. Our feelings are important in more ways than one, and many of us don’t spend enough time or energy exploring or understanding them. There are a lot of...
When Healing is Lonely

When Healing is Lonely

Written by therapist Clair Miller Therapy as healing One of the best parts of this job is hearing people’s stories. I love stories in general, but I especially love hearing someone’s “story” as a whole – their narrative and the way they make sense of the life...
Post-Quarantine Anxiety

Post-Quarantine Anxiety

Written by therapist Clair Miller After the weirdness of the last year and a half, as things are opening back up and the COVID concerns are lessening, have you noticed a spike in your own anxiety? If you have, trust me- you’re not alone! A Sudden Spike I’ve been...
A Picture of Resilience

A Picture of Resilience

One of my favorite things about being a therapist is witnessing the miracle of individual resilience. Over the last couple of years, I’ve focused my training in trauma work, learning different modes of therapy and underlying theories that were specifically created for...
Avoidance and Exposure

Avoidance and Exposure

I’m sure the words, “avoidance,” and, “exposure,” are both common enough that you probably have a pretty good working definition for each. What I’m hoping to do with this blog post is to explore what those ideas mean, how they’re related, and how they come up in...