liminal space

How Is Liminal Space Different from Other Space?

Liminal space might seem like a complex, abstract concept when you first hear it used. In reality we all experience liminal space on a regular basis. Liminal space is referencing the process of transitioning or standing on the threshold of something. People live life in stages full of transitions from large ones to small ones. […]

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Understanding the INTJ Personality Type

You may have heard of the Myers-Briggs personality type assessment before. It is a helpful tool to use in understanding yourself and others. There are four pairs that make up the personality types. Every personality will be a combination of intuition or sensing, introversion or extraversion, feeling or thinking, and perception or judging. Of the […]

grief counseling

How Does Grief Counseling Work?

Grief is something everyone experiences at some point in their lives. It involves going through a deep loss of some kind. While we often think of grieving the death of someone, grief can come in other ways like the loss of a job, a move to another city, the end of a relationship, or the […]

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20 Examples of Neurotic Behavior

Everyone has some level of neuroses where we find ways to cope with emotional distress and anxious thoughts. However, using these types of coping mechanisms over time can become damaging to us, leaving us less emotionally unhealthy and likely damaging our relationships. The following list is not exhaustive, but it is a great place to […]

age-gap

How to Deal with Challenges in an Age-Gap Relationship?

While most people tend to be with people similar to their age, there are people who find themselves attracted to someone significantly older or younger than them. There is somewhat of a stigma around an age-gap relationship. If someone who is 35 is in a relationship with someone who is 25, you might hear questions […]

psychosomatic

The Issue with Psychosomatic Symptoms

There is no doubt that the mind and body have a connection. It can be seen in many ways, but when a person experiences stress, it provides a great illustration. Say a person is swimming at the beach when they look out in front of them and see a shark. Immediately, the brain recognizes the […]

gestalt

What are Gestalt Therapy Techniques?

When providing therapy, there are various theories a professional can utilize to inform treatment. The theory of choice is dependent on the educational background of the therapist. It is similar to how certain cultures greet one another. In some cultures, it is a handshake whereas in other cultures, it is a kiss on the cheek. […]

psychologist

What Is the Difference Between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist?

It is always important to understand the differences in what kind of mental health professional you feel you need. In the medical world, you might see your general practitioner, but if you have foot pain, you will want to see an orthopedic specialist. Like medical doctors, mental health professionals have specialties as well. There are […]

platonic relationships

Do Platonic Relationships Actually Exist?

There are likely many skeptics when it comes to the idea of platonic relationships being possible. In the popular TV show Friends, the group discusses flirting. The women believe they can flirt with a man and it can be harmless. All of the men disagree. They say when a girl flirts with a guy they […]