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Healing from Childhood Trauma

As we talked about in part one of this series, children, especially those who have experienced multiple traumas over the years will be impacted by their body, brain, and nervous system. This can create behaviors that create ruptures in the family dynamic as a result. The behaviors children use may seem excessive to you, but…

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Why is my child behaving this way? The answer could surprise you!

Children can be both a blessing and a curse at times. Developmentally, they are navigating a lot of changes all the time. Kids are learning how to interact with the world around them. As adults, we have experienced much of what they are exploring. So when kids experience curiosity, ask questions, scream, laugh, cry, and…

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Helping Kids with Self Regulation During A Crisis

This article is excerpted from a Therapy Chat Podcast interview. Host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C interviewed January Roberts, LCPC (who was then Laura’s supervisee) about her work. January helps neurodivergent children tune into their bodies and helps their parents learn to co-regulate with their children. In our 2020 interview, at the height of the pandemic, January…

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Understand and Dealing with Emotionally Immature Parents

In today’s blog, you’re going to learn about dealing with emotionally immature parents. Specifically, adults whose emotional attachment needs weren’t met by their own parents. These parents often do not have self-awareness about how it can affect their children’s development. We will address identity formation and how that impacts the developmental perspective. Additionally, we will…

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Being Your Authentic Self After Growing Up With Emotionally Immature Parents

Self-Care, Authenticity, and Boundaries During our last blog, we talked about the development of emotionally immature parents and the impact it has on their children. This time we are addressing self-care, boundaries, and developing authenticity. Due to the impact that emotionally immature parents’ actions have on kids, it leads to these individuals as children and…

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Understanding Narcissistic Abuse and Trauma

Narcissistic abuse can present itself in confusing ways. Have you commonly felt like you’re going crazy? Brenda Stephens, my guest on this episode of therapy chat has encountered this common tagline from individuals who have dealt with narcissistic abuse. Whether you’re navigating narcissism from friends, family, or a spouse, individuals come into trauma therapy not…

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What Trauma-Informed Therapy Is – And What It Isn’t

These days, we are all hearing the word trauma mentioned a lot. If you have listened to one of my podcasts – Therapy Chat or Trauma Chat – you might be aware for the first time that some tough times you’ve been through could actually have been traumatic and affected you more than you originally…

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Recognizing the Hidden Signs of Struggling with Perfectionism

Struggling with Perfectionism is Adapted from a recent episode of Therapy Chat Podcast On a recent episode of Therapy Chat, host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C revisited a previous conversation with frequent guest Sharon Martin, LCSW. Sharon is a therapist in San Jose, California who specializes in working with adults who have anxiety, codependent relational patterns, and…

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Favorite Podcasts Of 2022 For Trauma Therapists

The Best Podcasts for Trauma Therapists All In One Place For You To Listen! As a trauma therapist and trauma survivor, I’m super passionate about trauma. It is on my mind at least 75% of my waking hours. I am either providing therapy to clients reading or learning about trauma providing supervision consultation to my…

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What is Trauma Dissociation?

Many people have had the experience where they walk into a room in their house to get something and when they get into the room, they completely forget what it is that they came to get. Or, they go to drive somewhere and the next thing they know, they completely missed their exit. In fact,…

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