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Laura Dunson

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…...

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Facing the Inner Critic: Shame and 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.…...

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