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...
Rainy Days

Rainy Days

Recently I came across Longfellow’s poem, “The Rainy Day”, and since hearing it I’ve thought of it often. Back in the fall, during one of Chicago’s windy rainstorms, I thought about sharing it here: The Rainy Day – Longfellow The day is cold, and dark, and...
Avoiding Burnout

Avoiding Burnout

I don’t know if it’s COVID, the current political climate, my own workload at the moment (my guess is, it’s a combination of all of those things), but I feel like I’m seeing burnout left and right. Whether you are a therapist, a lawyer, a parent, a medic, a student,...