The Importance of Chosen Family

The Importance of Chosen Family

Written by therapist Ruth Nathaniel One of the most formative components of our lives is the family we are born into, also known as the family of origin. While we could spend considerable time discussing the impact of the family of origin (as we tend to do in...
What’s in a Diagnosis?

What’s in a Diagnosis?

Written by therapist Ruth Nathaniel If you clicked on this blog post, it’s likely that you may have recently been given a diagnosis and are curious or concerned about what it might mean for your mental health journey. Or maybe you’ve never received a diagnosis, but...
Everyday Mindfulness

Everyday Mindfulness

Written by therapist Ruth Nathaniel When you hear the word mindfulness, what do you picture? The reality is, your response will vary greatly based on your environment, culture, and experiences. Generally speaking, mindfulness can be traced back to several eastern...
Finding the Right Therapist

Finding the Right Therapist

Written by therapist Ruth Nathaniel You’ve decided to start therapy, and from the looks of it, there isn’t a shortage of therapists. Each one has their own personality, therapeutic orientation, and style. So how do you know when you’ve found the right one? As someone...