From Emotions

Finally Share my Hair

Hello friends and happy Sunday! I hope you all have had a great weekend! I finally decided to share another of my “hair” adventures. I blogged about possibly cutting my own hair about a week or so ago but I finally did it! I got my own hair cut in a chin length bob type…

Brutal Deliverance

Hey friends! All this week I’ve been in a work paid training to assist my clients in moving beyond their trauma. The intervention is DBT PE-Dialectical Behavior Therapy- Prolonged Exposure. The last two days we discussed (8:30-430) rationale for treatment, statistics showing drastic improvement or elimination of PTSD symptoms and structure of the intervention. Today and tomorrow we watched videos of actual sessions (signed release of clients in video to use for training-no names) to help us understand how to administer the treatment. One thing about watching the videos of sessions is that we as participants are privy to the…

The Therapist Who Lived

Hello friends! It’s been a few days since I blogged; I was out of town kicking up my heels away from work! Yay! Yesterday back at work but had a nasty run in with a mean lady (not a client)! She appeared at our facility in Salt Lake and I decided to make the effort to repair our relationship; after our last phone call I told her I would not communicate with her by phone ANYMORE-only by email. So when she showed up I thought I would be a bigger person and speak with her (mistake). She is argumentative, insulting,…

Great Men in my Life

Hello friends and Happy Tuesday! I’m late with this post honoring the amazing men in my life for Father’s Day, but tomorrow is the anniversary of my dad’s death so honoring him now seems appropriate. MY DAD: The first man that was important to me is my dad-Richard Lee or Dick as he almost never…

Holiday Adventures

Hello friends! How was your Memorial Day weekend?? I hope you had a wonderful time! I had a good day on Saturday and Sunday, even Monday was technically good but unexpected. Saturday hubs and I went zip lining down Provo Canyon which was an amazing experience. We went with Provo Canyon adventures and went on…

Downton Comfort

Hello Friends! I’m feeling kind of tired and discouraged today, I know that’s not fun to hear about but it’s real life (I get tired (worn down) of speaking about trauma and death all the time) so I came home to watch Downton Abbey on Amazon. I know it’s not new on TV but it’s…

Shopping blues

Hello friends! I’ve had a weird experience lately, I’ll cal it the shopping blues. I went to Marshall’s, JCPenney, Target, and Old Navy and only found one blouse that I really liked. I got the one at OldNavy but sheesh am I depressed?? Really only find one thing to buy? Granted I didn’t hit H&M or Ann Taylor but not a ton of time as I had an eye appointment yesterday after I got off work. Maybe I wasn’t really putting my whole effort into the experience? Sometimes that happens to me and I think maybe I’m overwhelmed with work…

Week full of tripping

Hello friends! I told you I would update on my trip to my clients service. My trip started at 130 am… wait what?? Yes I accidentally woke at 130 and finally just dragged myself out of bed at 145. I figured it was hopeless to try for 15 more minutes of sleep and actually I’m…

Happy in sorrows

Hello friends! I thought I would give an update to my week- it’s been a full week! My employer is paying for me to travel to (city- undetailed as it would give info about my client) and visit my client’s memorial service which is really nice that they are willing to take care of this…

Addiction and Sadness

Hello friends! I’ve had a sad week, you all know I’m a therapist IRL right? Well one of my clients overdosed and died early Tuesday morning. I haven’t had a client pass away before and it’s been painful. It also remind me of why I’m a therapist; I wanted to make a difference in the…