Home Sweet Home?

Emotionally ‘Safer at Home?’

By Rob Jost, LMFT The world sure has changed quickly!  As we all try to figure out how to manage our new day-to-day lives, maintaining our mental health can be …

COVID-19: Emotional Survival

COVID-19: Emotional Survival

By Rob Jost Only a few months ago, COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus sounded like codewords from a science fiction book. Presently, they have become words associated with lots of …

Why “Play Therapy” Matters?

by Rob Jost LMFT Imagine you’re experiencing feelings, yet you may not know how to verbally express what you feel as you don’t yet speak the language of emotions. This …

Stress Case

Stress (case)

The word itself, stress, almost has a visceral feel to it. Reading it on the page, we see the ‘s’ and the ‘ss’ squeezing the poor little ‘tre’ in the middle. Pronouncing it, there’s a sharpness to it …

Importance of a Good Night’s Rest

Waking up refreshed in the morning, after a good night’s rest, is a restorative and essential aspect of our lives.  Yet, many people have a difficult time getting the proper …

Being Human

Being Human

Contributed by Claudia de Garmo This poem by Rumi expresses the challenges of what it means to be human, and the importance of establishing an accepting relationship with our feelings: …

The Importance of Suicide Prevention

The unfortunate recent deaths by suicide of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have somberly reminded us again about the importance of suicide prevention. While each individual is unique in their …