What is Breakthrough Anxiety and Why Should I Be Aware of It?

March 5, 2024By Catia Fath, NCC, LPCAnxiety

Imagine a serene lake, its surface calm and tranquil, reflecting the surrounding landscape with clarity. Suddenly, a stone skips across the water, disrupting the peaceful surface with ripples that radiate outward, distorting the once-still reflection. This image mirrors breakthrough anxiety—a sudden disturbance in the steady flow of emotions, causing unexpected waves of intense anxiety, despite … Read More

GUIDE: What is PTSD?

March 4, 2024By Catia Fath, NCC, LPCAnxiety, Depression, PTSD, Validation

GUIDE: What is PTSD? Coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) impacts a person’s everyday life and their closest relationships. Many people dealing with PTSD find the experience isolating; when it’s hard to explain the emotions you deal with daily, you turn inward and are left to fight the battle on your own. In my … Read More

What are the Stages of EMDR?

February 22, 2024By Catia Fath, NCC, LPCAnxiety, Depression

What are the Stages of EMDR? Since first devised by psychologist Francine Shapiro in 1987, EMDR has proven to be a reliable method for easing stress linked to traumatic memories. In this article, I explain what EMDR is, outline the stages of EMDR, and debunk common misconceptions.  What is EMDR? Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing … Read More

How to Validate Your Child’s Feelings

April 25, 2023By Catia Fath, NCC, LPCValidation

How to Validate Your Child’s Feelings   Validating your child’s feelings is critical for their emotional development. In this article, I discuss why it’s important and what you can do to make sure your children always feel validated in their emotions.   Validation is vastly underused. In today’s fast-paced world of self-advocacy and high expectations, … Read More