Category Archives: about the blog

March 15

On writing, anxiety, and love

If you have never read Brain Pickings, I highly recommend this thoughtful, well-done, search for “interestingness” spear-headed by Maria Popova (@brainpicker) and the occasional guest writer. The writing at first glance often appears outside my comfort zone, but I’m usually drawn in to subjects that I might naturally toss aside as too lofty or inapplicable to my […]

The Therapeutic Alliance

Big thanks to Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. for writing this great article!  It deserves a re-blog because it discusses a central and essential element of therapy that is often misunderstood: the relationship between the therapist and client. The Therapeutic Alliance: The Essential Ingredient for Psychotherapy Take care, Elena

Honest Conversations About Mental Health

How do you begin to talk about mental health, depression, addiction, and anxiety?  So much judgment and negativity surrounds the mental health profession, oftentimes discouraging people from seeking help.  I am a therapist in Austin, Texas, and I am writing this blog to dispell myths about therapy, talk openly about the problems that I see, […]

Disclaimer

**Disclaimer: This blog is the opinion of an individual and is not to be construed as professional advice or a professional relationship between the reader and the writer. If you are seeking mental health advice contact a therapist in your area. If you are experiencing an emergency, head to your nearest emergency room or call […]