Author: Laura Richer, Seattle Therapist

Have you ever been told “the past is the past” or “stop blaming mom and dad (others) for your problems”? If we could do this, we would. Childhood trauma has lasting effects both emotionally and physically that can remain with us well into adulthood until we...

Strategies for coping with COVID-19, stay and home orders; as well as other types of grief and trauma Some say time heals all wounds but we’re pretty sure they weren’t talking about two months of Stay Home orders. The most important thing to know right now is...

Emotional trauma is often the silent trauma that no one really talks about. We generally think as a society that we have to “just get over it” when we have been treated poorly by others. The same way some may expect us to “just calm down”...

Throughout life, we learn from an accumulation of experiences. Let’s say growing up in school you were always taught 1+2 = 5, you would learn that to be true, even though it is incorrect. Though time, other sources of information would eventually dispel that mathematic falsehood....

Clients are often unsure if what they have experienced is classified as trauma.     We often imagine trauma as something catastrophic such as war, an assault, or a natural disaster. However, a traumatic experience can be any adverse life experience that feels impossible to move past. A traumatic...

Online Counseling has gained in momentum and popularity in recent years because of its effectiveness and convenience.   Online counseling services allow you to access mental health virtually anywhere in Washington state. Now more than ever, online therapy is the best way to support our clients.   During this...

  Deciding to go to couples therapy might feel like a monumental step in your relationship. For many people, it’s an indicator that something isn’t quite right, and that’s a tough pill to swallow. If you have never experienced therapy at all, it can be even more overwhelming.   Just...

  Couples therapy is not something anybody enters into lightly. However, many couples aren’t sure what to expect, either from the therapist or in terms of what is expected of them.   While you certainly can expect to learn new communication skills and establish a happier, more balanced relationship...

A 7-figure net worth means you have a million bucks. So a 7-figure self-worth means that you feel like a million bucks. And don't we all deserve to feel so good? Follow these steps to get a 7-figure self-worth today....

Do you find yourself struggling to find “the one” and don’t know why dating is such an awful experience for you? Try these seven sexy shifts in thinking to eliminate the most sabotaging mindsets in dating so that you can attract the love you really...

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