Just in case you didn’t know, the talented Elaine Jackson, LCPC has joined our team full time! She is able to see clients virtually in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. 1. Let’s start off with where you’re from– where are you from originally and if you’re not still there, where do you live now? I […]
-Maddie Quirk, LPC, RYT If you have ever experienced a traumatic event you know that it can change you. Trauma, while somewhat elusive and difficult to define, is visceral. Trauma is not only a psychological response to past threats it is also very PHYSICAL. It lives in our bodies and in our nervous systems. Trauma […]
Here’s an embarrassing and true story: when I was in graduate school I went on an interview for my internship; it wasn’t until more than halfway through the interview that I realized I was at a facility that specialized in treating substance use disorders! I will never forget the look on my (soon to be) […]
The Background… I grew up as a figure skater from the age of 9. Though it absolutely became fuel for my eating disorder, for a great deal of the time, skating was simply an authentic expression of movement that felt good in my body. I loved the feeling of ice under my skates. I loved that skating combined […]
I was raped.” I uttered these words as I fell forward, head in my hands, shaking on my therapist’s couch It took me a long to time to utter these words, let alone accept them. The word rape feels dirty. Like we are damaged, like there is something wrong with us that we would allow […]
Two months ago, I wrote an incredibly vulnerable and important blog about my experience of being raped. It was simultaneously was one of the best things I’ve done but also one of the scariest by far. Today I want to talk to you about an equally important conversation, and one that is somehow even more vulnerable because of […]
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