Therapist Spotlight: McKenna Jerger, MA, ALMFT

McKenna is the Practice Operations Coordinator and psychotherapist at Wildflower. In her clinical practice, McKenna draws on Emotion Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Solution Oriented Therapy. McKenna works with adults, couples and families experiencing anxiety and depression, relationship concerns and life transitions- some of which may take place in relationships, families, career paths…

Understanding Social Infertility: An Evolving Term in Reproductive Health

Engaging in allyship with the LGBTQIA+ community entails, among other things, educating ourselves about the unique challenges they face. One significant issue is the often complicated journey to parenthood for those who choose that path. Social infertility is a new and evolving term describing this process. In recent years, infertility has gained awareness, resulting in…

Therapist Spotlight: Kayla Wingert, MA, LSW

Kayla is a psychotherapist at Wildflower. Among others, Kayla is passionate about working with queer and trans people, polyamorous individuals and relationships, kink and BDSM communities, and folks living life outside the religious traditions they were raised in. Kayla’s approach is warm, compassionate, and direct. Prior to her graduate studies, Kayla worked for several years…

Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ+ Families

Every June, as businesses and individuals celebrate Pride Month on social media, I find myself wondering: Where are the families who look like mine? Although non-hetero families do not make-up a majority of our population, we are here and we are strong! It is estimated that 29% of LGBTQ+ identifying adults are raising a child…

Celebrating Pride Month: A Comprehensive Resource Guide

At Wildflower, we’re celebrating Pride Month by offering a wealth of resources to support the LGBTQIA+ community. We are committed to creating a world where everyone feels valued, respected, and celebrated for who they are. As part of our unwavering dedication to trauma-informed care, antiracism, and social justice advocacy, we proudly stand as allies to…

The Transition from College into the Next Chapter of Life

“The majority of college students (more than 60 percent) meet the criteria for at least one mental health problem—a nearly 50 percent increase since 2013” (Flannery, 2023). Transitioning from college into your career or your next step in life can feel exciting but also incredibly scary, with many unknowns. It can leave recent college graduates…

Therapist Spotlight: Ellen Schnelle, MSW, LSW

Ellen is a psychotherapist at Wildflower. In her clinical practice, Ellen draws on psychodynamic theory, acceptance and commitment therapy, relational therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. She aims to create a safe and accepting space regardless of identity. Ellen’s clinical interests include anxiety, self-esteem and body image issues, disordered eating, life transitions, relationships, trauma and burnout.…

LGBTQ+ Allyship: Not Just for June

As we celebrate Pride Month, it’s crucial to recognize the importance of being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and equality are not just ethical imperatives but also essential for promoting mental well-being and social justice. Let’s take a moment to explore what it means to be an effective…

Therapist Spotlight: Caitlin Lurigio, MSW, LSW

Caitlin is an intake coordinator and psychotherapist at Wildflower. In her clinical practice, Caitlin draws on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention. Caitlin works with adults, couples, and family structures experiencing body image struggles, life transitions, anxiety, relationship stressors, reproductive health concerns, and depression.…

Demystifying Psychotherapy: Unlocking the Full Potential of your Psychotherapy Experience

Psychotherapy can help us achieve our goals, whether that be personal growth, self-discovery, or improving our mental well-being. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, getting the most out of your psychotherapy sessions requires active engagement and commitment. My colleague, Kate Ernstrom, wrote a previous article about how to get the most out of therapy which…