Therapy Blog

Burnout and Boundaries

By Aaron Kelsay | September 8, 2023

Olivia Dalke, Professional Counselor Associate, MA Burnout is something most people experience at some point in their lives. The most common type of burnout that I hear about is job/career burnout. Since we spend so much of our time at … Read more

Safety as a spectrum

By Aaron Kelsay | July 7, 2023

Developing our language for trauma, safety, abuse, integration, and other emotion / relational concepts can help us develop and understand our own experience – here I talk briefly about the way these realities of safety, connection, trauma, can be understood … Read more

On symptoms and “typical” experiences

By Aaron Kelsay | June 26, 2023

Chances are, that ex or the in-laws you’re dealing with aren’t diagnosable with narcissistic personality disorder. This is in reference to the many, many posts, articles, social media articles diagnosing and assessing whether someone has NPD traits, or otherwise. Similarly, … Read more

10 Signs You’re “Accepted”

By Aaron Kelsay | June 19, 2023

The clinicians at Progress Counseling work with a wide variety of clients — in reference to the point of this post, “acceptance” is interchangeable with the feeling of connection, being wanted, belonging. For the clients who have decided to share … Read more

On safety, weaponization of “safety” concepts

By Aaron Kelsay | June 14, 2023

In this video, I talk about the “gap,” “safety” as an internal experience of the “real,” labeling, and how we can more effectively notice and verbalize in ourselves our experience, needs, and internal sensations as it relates to safety. The … Read more

Practicing somatic or body awareness

By Aaron Kelsay | June 13, 2023

Somatic awareness refers to the practice of cultivating a deeper understanding and connection with your body, sensations, and physical experiences. As a therapist, I believe that developing somatic awareness can be a powerful tool for self-exploration, healing, and personal growth. … Read more

People With Anxiety Think Differently.

By Aaron Kelsay | June 7, 2023

The difference between a person who suffers from some kind of anxiety disorder (or who may present with some of the symptoms of GAD) a “typical” / “Neurotypical” person’s thinking can be significant and often involves the intensity, frequency, and … Read more

Spiritual Trauma

By Sharad Yadav | May 31, 2023

One of my main interests in therapy is helping clients to reckon with the identity shattering trauma of religious wounding and spiritual abuse. So many people traverse life with open sores even decades after exiting a Christian community. I came … Read more

What’s helpful for you?

By Aaron Kelsay | May 22, 2023

Whatever may be “helpful” for you is subject to whatever is happening for you right now. For some, their day-to-day life role has a lot of intensity, connectedness, demands, responsibility. For folks in that situation, getting away from everything is … Read more

One easy step to end your phone addiction

By Aaron Kelsay | May 19, 2023

Turn on grayscale! Here’s how: If you’re using an iPhone as your daily handset of choice, open up the Settings app, then choose Accessibility > Display & Text Size > Color Filters. Turn the Color Filters toggle switch on, and … Read more

Common dysfunctions of families

By Aaron Kelsay | May 15, 2023

Dysfunctional families can exhibit various patterns of behavior and communication that hinder healthy functioning and emotional well-being. While each family is unique in its dynamics, there are several common ways in which a family can become dysfunctional. When clients approach … Read more

Couples Counseling

By Aaron Kelsay | May 12, 2023

Couples counseling, also known as couples therapy or relationship counseling, is a form of therapy that aims to help couples resolve conflicts, improve communication, and strengthen their relationship. There are several different types of couples counseling approaches and techniques that … Read more

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