Category Archives: therapy

Frida Kahlo on Pain

Illustration by John Lyttle This interesting (therapy-related) portrayal of one of Frida Kahlo’s famous quotes about living with and processing her pain caught my attention today. The original quote reads: “I drank to drown my pain, but the damned pain learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good behavior.” […]

February 07

On Growth & New Office Space

Sol Associates and Sol Community Counseling are both experiencing exciting transitions with growth and expansion!  I’m thrilled to be a part of this healing community and to have the ability to see more clients in a new space on Medical Parkway.  I’m also excited that the Sol family will be more accessible and available to […]

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

November 20

Your Tuesday To-Do List Just Got Much Shorter

 

November 18

Stop Stressing! You have permission :)

Stop Stressing! You have permission 🙂 http://ow.ly/folrC Thank you @ariannahuff

October 24

Fitting in (or not)

Let me just start by saying I’m a HUGE fan of listening instead of reading if I have the choice.  I love podcasts, audio-books, music, and I probably chose a career that requires listening because it’s how I prefer to spend my days. Don’t get me wrong; reading is very important and is a daily requirement […]

October 24

Lessons from a Mini Pony!

What makes you different also makes you special 🙂

Maya Angelou on Life Lessons

In searching for inspiration this morning, I stumbled upon a quote by Maya Angelou, one of my personal heroes.  In an effort to “throw something back,” I’ve shared it today.  This is my reminder that nothing is permanent, to live with an open heart and an open mind, to hug someone every day, and to […]

What’s the Use in Being Sad?

One of the most common questions asked in therapy is, “why should I be sad when I can be happy?”  There are variations to this question like, “why would I want to focus on my difficult past when I can move forward and not be in pain?”  Or, “I don’t want to suffer anymore.  I […]

Happiness Lessons from Grandma

A quick update on the project Days 2, 3, and 4 for those of you who are waiting with baited breath.  On Day 2, Truman bounded onto my abdomen before sunrise, to which I said “noooooo,” rolled over, and went back to sleep.  He’s a fast learner when it’s inconvenient for his humans and he has quickly […]