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…

Tending to Your Emotional Bonfire

Difficult and intense emotions can certainly feel like a bonfire raging in our mind and body. Painful emotions like anger, shame, or fear can seem like they will consume us or be impossible to control. It can be difficult to know what to do when these emotions come up, and they can make us feel…

Care Coordination: The Benefits of Collaborative Healthcare

What Is Care Coordination? Care coordination is the sharing and exchanging of information about your health and mental health among your healthcare providers to ensure that you receive the most effective treatment possible while minimizing any unnecessary costs, delays, or misunderstandings in the process. During care coordination, members of your healthcare team work collaboratively towards…

8 Benefits of Attending a Support Group

At Wildflower, we recognize that the idea of attending a support group can feel overwhelming and intimidating. We also recognize the many benefits that a supportive environment can provide while you are navigating the various stressors and experiences that life brings up. As a practice, Wildflower prioritizes creating these spaces for our clients. Below we…

How Individual Therapy Can help Couples Therapy

If you are struggling in your relationship, couples therapy can be an incredible tool to build communication skills, closeness, and intimacy. Couples therapy gives both you and your partner a space where the focus is on your relationship. This approach to therapy can help both you and your partner join forces to improve your relationship…

Couples Therapy: How to Maintain Success

Source: Photo by AllGo on Unsplash The beginning of couples therapy tends to create a lot of positive change in the relationship. You will learn how to change your cycles of conflict and improve your communication. In some of my previous articles, I have shared some of the skills that you can use to strengthen…

Learning About Therapeutic Modalities: What Is the Unified Protocol (UP)?

Source: photo by Eneko Uruñuela on Unsplash Psychotherapy is a rich and vibrant field that is continually evolving. This means there is a great variety of therapeutic approaches practiced by mental health professionals. Some, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, are well-known and widely researched. Today we’d like to introduce you to a promising, newer modality…

Negative Automatic Thoughts: How to Reframe Them and Take Back Your Power

Source: Photo by Thought Catalog on Unsplash What are automatic thoughts? Automatic thoughts are something you may or may not be aware of when going about your daily life. These come up when your mind naturally takes in stimuli throughout your day and makes an attempt to interpret that information. There tend to be many…

Insights from Couples Therapy: Family Logistics Meeting

Source: Photo by Laura Margarita Cedeño Peralta on Unsplash  Successful relationships are built on effective communication and working together. Unfortunately, the stresses and pressures from daily life can get in the way, resulting in both of the individuals feeling like they are not getting the support they need. However, the time when we feel busiest…

Cultural humility: An essential framework for therapists that anyone can use to foster connection and understanding

Source: Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash  Cultural humility is an approach used by therapists and other mental health professionals to create strong relationships with their clients and promote better therapy outcomes. Cultural humility is the process of being open, having self-awareness, and committing to self-reflection and critique when interacting with others. Having cultural humility…