Author: Laura Dunson

Mental Illness
Treatments

A Therapist’s Guide to Finding a Therapist

Let’s be honest, friends.  Navigating the mental health care system is an exhausting, baffling process. I’ve been in and out of therapy most of my life.  As a therapist, I oftentimes look back at different counseling experiences and find myself analyzing them critically– especially now that I have a bit more information to understand the […]

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Self-Care
Therapies
Treatments

Facing the Inner Critic: Shame & Self-Esteem

It was an all-staff meeting and the room was full of coworkers I barely knew– immediately reminding me why I was an introvert.  I felt the familiar rush of nerves when the supervisor suggested we all go around and introduce ourselves.  She even included the dreaded ‘fun fact’ question. My heart was pounding and when […]

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