When Perfectionism Hurts

Our society is built upon a drive towards the best.  We strive, we compete, and we strive some more.  This ambition and striving is often celebrated, yet the consequences correlate with depression, anxiety, and mental health difficulties.  Perfectionism is the flip side to this striving, the outcome of holding impossibly high standards.  It may seem counter Read More…

The Power of Vulnerability

Those of us who are in the helping profession are quite well acquainted with the concept of vulnerability.  When you enter into a clinical relationship with a provider – be it for medical, mental health, or related services, you are asked to provide deeply personal information to a relative stranger.  The context of the professional Read More…