Accepting and Trusting Your Own Feelings

Sometimes it can be difficult to know what you are feeling, but it can also be challenging to accept and trust your feelings. For people with CEN, it’s easy to push down or stuff away feelings because it may lead some to feeling like they are a bad person or will burden others with them. It’s important to tune into...[ read more ]

The Pressure to Be Everything but Myself

The following is an article from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), written by Dempris Gasque. The message is important for anyone struggling with mental illness, especially during this holiday season and the COVID-isolation: The Pressure to Be Everything but Myself I still remember like it was yesterday. Days, weeks and even months of praying to my maker for...[ read more ]


If you work with me for any period of time there is a strong likelihood that you will learn about the concept of and practice of self-compassion. Self-compassion involves offering yourself understanding and kindness, similar to how you would treat others if they were to make a mistake or be suffering in some way. Some of the most thoughtful and...[ read more ]

How Online Therapy Can Help With CEN

The current social distancing regulations due to the coronavirus outbreak for people with Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) may be causing more isolation and feelings of disconnection than normal with the lack of contact. The people who receive in-person, face-to-face mental health counseling have now shifted to teletherapy or online therapy. Online therapy is a form of mental health treatment in...[ read more ]

Tips For Recovery From CEN

If you're familiar with Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN), you know how impactful it can be for your life and for the lives of the people around you. Dr. Jonice Webb, who is the psychologist expert in CEN, shared tips for recovery from the invisible force that has shaped your life. WHY IT'S IMPORTANT - The way you are treated emotionally...[ read more ]

Getting through Fear and Grief from COVID-19

The past few weeks have been tough. We’re all feeling it and searching for answers as to when life will return to “normal.” For many, there is a sense of fear, uncertainty, and grief. These feelings crop up in the moments where we realize we would be making our way to work in the mornings or when we see it’s...[ read more ]

Virtual Sessions due to COVID-19

Dear Current or Future Clients, I know that each day we wake up to news updates and an ever-growing list of changes we are making in our lives. It can bring up a lot of fear, anxiety, and even grief as plans are canceled, social distancing happens, and daily routines are completely shifted. I truly value our relationship and have...[ read more ]

Childhood Emotional Neglect and Your Adult Relationships

Having your feelings ignored as a child has a profound effect on you as an adult. Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) is the experience of a child not receiving enough emotionally from their parent(s). The unnoticed emotions become difficult to manage, and as a way to get by, children often shutdown, or wall off their emotions. The stuffing away or pushing...[ read more ]

Enneagram: Nine Types of Us

Have you heard others talking about their “Number” or “Type” recently? The Enneagram is the talk of the town and becoming a trendy, yet useful tool for personal growth and conflict resolution.I first heard of the Enneagram a few years ago when a colleague I worked with was using the personality tool with her clients. She gave me the paper...[ read more ]

Brené Brown’s Six Vulnerability Myths

Have you seen the Netflix Special featuring Brené Brown? Brown busts six myths surrounding vulnerability and how practicing it is not only a good thing but is a superpower for living a courageous life! Psychology Today contributor, Barbara Markway, Ph.D. writes, Brené Brown's vast and popular body of work (multiple best-selling books, wildly popular TED talks, and now a new...[ read more ]

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