• how to find a therapist who's right for your needs and budget

    How to Find the Right Therapist for You

    I’ve seen a few therapists in my lifetime. Okay, more than a few. My childhood was peppered with traumatic events, so I was the kid who went to divorce camps and grief counselors instead of summer camps with fun counselors. As an adult, I’ve continued to see therapists for anxiety and trauma-related illness. Some of them have been good, a few have been awful, and one has been the most healing thing that’s happened to me in a long time. As the saying goes, you have to kiss a few frogs before you find a prince, and the same is true for therapists. It can take a while to find…

  • Social Justice

    Dear White Neighbor

    Last week, “Dear Black Neighbor” garnered an overwhelming response. Today, my dear friend and fellow writer Monica Prince joins the conversation, giving voice to the other side of the neighborhood. I am so honored to have her here, and I pray her words will pierce your hearts as much as they do mine.   Last summer, the day George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges for the murder of seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin, I locked myself in my room and cried. With every story I heard following Trayvon Martin’s—and there were too many—my heart became heavier. The burden of remembering the names of the slain weighed on my shoulders until I could barely crawl out of…