Mental Health Monday: Grief, Pain, & Loss

Your grief path is yours alone, and no one else can walk it, and no one else can understand it.Terri Irwin On Monday May 20th, 2019 I had the pleasure of being able to visit ReBirth Church, 2300 Fairmount Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23223 to present on "Grief, Pain, and Loss" with Alva Kershaw, LCSW from … Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Grief, Pain, & Loss

The Journey Of Becoming A Clinician

What does it take to be a mental health clinician? Generally, whether a physician, or mental health professional "a clinician is a health care professional that works as a primary care giver of a patient in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, clinic, or patient's home. A clinician diagnoses and treats patients." Once you enter the … Continue reading The Journey Of Becoming A Clinician

Understanding The Complications Of Clinical Work

Throughout my bachelor's in clinical and counseling psychology and even more so in my graduate program for mental health counseling it seemed that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) was the end all and be all when it comes to diagnoses. I am now in the process of going for licensure in … Continue reading Understanding The Complications Of Clinical Work

The Miracle of Wilderness

Morgan Hite in 1989 wrote "Briefing For Re-Entry Into A More Harsh Environment" where he explained the skills and lessons that are taken away from a wilderness expedition; but how does the wilderness teach us these lessons? The wilderness creates opportunities for you to evaluate your life and your experiences without distraction so that you can … Continue reading The Miracle of Wilderness

Therapeutic Writing Example: Brianna Woodward’s Letter “To Those Who Have Touched My Twenty-One Years Of Life But Are No Longer A Part of It”

The act of writing has long been a valuable tool for humans to communicate with one another as well as process what we are not always able to express to the rest of the world. A writer Brianna Woodward shared a post she wrote about those who have touched her twenty-one years of life but … Continue reading Therapeutic Writing Example: Brianna Woodward’s Letter “To Those Who Have Touched My Twenty-One Years Of Life But Are No Longer A Part of It”