Compassion with Boundaries by Therapeutic Partners therapist, Christine Martin Byers

By: Christine Martin Byers, M.Ed., LCMHC Therapeutic Partners Self-compassion, once mastered, can bring a sense of self-worth, self-empowerment, and peace with what is. Self-compassion, however, can sometimes lead to an endless amount of giving of oneself to the point of burnout. This is because when we embrace our shadows and learn to love the darkest corners of our souls, we … Read More

Fight off Seasonal Affective Disorder with these Hacks for Your Home

In a recent Washington Post article, Mariette Williams writes about ways to fight the cold and dark days of winter, with topics including “clean and organize”, “address your senses” and “optimize bedrooms”. Follow this link to read more about SAD and how to get through the winter season successfully!

Psychotherapy – Families Under Pressure | Helping Relieve Today’s Parents & Kids

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Parenting in 2020 and 2021 is a lot different from any other time in recent history, and it’s proving to be a challenging time for all members of the family. Psychotherapy Networker has posted an article recently that discussed this new level of parenting pressure and how to cope together. To read the article, please view “Families Under Pressure.“

Helping Kids Cope with Unique 2020 Holiday Challenges

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Mother.ly has a great article posted about helping your children cope with the possible difficulties of celebrating the 2020 holiday season during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read “10 Phrases to Help Kids Cope with Holiday Disappointment this Year” If you’re in the Triangle area and interested in speaking to one of our therapists, please contact us or schedule … Read More

Mental Health and Self-Compassion: You Can Not Have One Without The Other

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Self-compassion can at times feel egotistical especially if you are a recovering people pleaser and fixer-of-all like I am, but it could not be further from the truth. Self-compassion is not being selfish, self-centered, or focused only on one’s self. Self-compassion is learning to love yourself, your body, your cracks, your shame, your shadows, and all. Self-compassion is the ability … Read More

Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

Have you ever noticed that some people go through tragic experiences, and they end up stronger, sometimes even seeming unfazed? Others have the same or similar experiences, and they remain devastated for far longer, struggling to recover. Continue reading here