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Driving the Car Expectation through Disappointment City: Part Two

by Laura Harris, MS, LPC Illustrations by Kristy Southivilay In part one of this article, I shared the beginning of my allegorical story about disappointment. Here, I’ll finish the story and unpack it for readers. ___________________________________________ Depressed’s bus only stops on three streets: Indulgence, Despair, and Hope. You and your Feelings give the remainder of your…

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Driving the Car Expectation through Disappointment City: Part One

by Laura Harris, MS, LPC Illustrations by Kristy Southivilay Disappointment is a feeling that doesn’t get enough respect. It’s the Jan Brady of feelings. Lately, I’ve found a community of disillusioned people, making a perfect sample to explore this feeling called “Disappointment.” This year, my favorite sports team (the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers) lost their last…

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5 Ways to Help Cope with Trauma

Traumatic events happen to many people in many different situations. While the severity of the situation can differ, anyone who has gone through trauma will be able to relate to other victims to at least some degree. Everyone has their own ways of coping with trauma, but I have a few steps that I follow…

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STRANGER THAN FICTION: PART ONE – Feelings for Fictional Folks

My therapist–in the noble and hopefully not futile pursuit of helping me reprocess certain “traumatic events” that “happened” “to me”–led me through a strange exercise during our last session. She told me to close my eyes and imagine a place, any place, in which I felt an uncomplicated and unconditional safety. I quickly cycled through…

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Five Ways to Teach Your Child Self-Care

With mental illness getting the much-needed attention it deserves, I feel that we sometimes leave our kids out of the discussion. A lot of the time we say that children shouldn’t have a reason to be stressed or depressed: “What could they possibly have to be stressed about? Everything is provided to them!” Or so…

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The Intrusive Thoughts of Postpartum OCD

While maternal mental health is finally getting more attention, a lot of the challenges faced by mothers remain unknown or misunderstood. Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a one such perinatal mood disorder that’s more common than reported, is rarely discussed, and deserves more attention. As a therapist, I’m well aware of anxiety, both professionally and…

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