• Shrinking the Stigma

    Why do people go to therapy?

    Welcome to the blog of Roya Dedeaux, Marriage and Family Therapist. You are reading one of the posts in my “Shrinking the Stigma” series – where I will answer questions people have about the logistics and process of therapy. Because of its confidential nature, we tend to shroud the therapy process in so much mystery! My blog attempts to dispel that mystery and make it easier for you to use it as the wonderful resource it can be. Check out the other blog posts at royadedeaux.com What are some reasons people go to therapy? I will write another, richer, blog post about this – but in the meantime, I thought…

  • Shrinking the Stigma

    Is finding a therapist different for unschoolers?

    Welcome to the blog of Roya Dedeaux, Marriage and Family Therapist. You are reading one of the posts in my “Shrinking the Stigma” series – where I will answer questions people have about the logistics and process of therapy. Because of its confidential nature, we tend to shroud the therapy process in so much mystery! My blog attempts to dispel that mystery and make it easier for you to use it as the wonderful resource it can be. Check out the other blog posts at royadedeaux.com Is finding a therapist different for unschoolers?   Yes, it is. I wish it wasn’t. Unschooling is such a radically different way of thinking…

  • Shrinking the Stigma

    What is a “50 minute therapy hour?”

    Welcome to the blog of Roya Dedeaux, Marriage and Family Therapist. You are reading one of the posts in my “Shrinking the Stigma” series – where I will answer questions people have about the logistics and process of therapy. Because of its confidential nature, we tend to shroud the therapy process in so much mystery! My blog attempts to dispel that mystery and make it easier for you to use it as the wonderful resource it can be. Check out the other blog posts at royadedeaux.com   What is a “50 minute therapy hour?” Many therapists schedule sessions for 50 minutes long. It is really a logistical function – scheduling for 50 minutes…

  • Creative Expressions, Art Therapy Blog

    10 lists to write when you’re feeling stuck

    Everyone has moments of feeling stuck. Stymied. Directionless.  It is not a great feeling –it can spiral into apathy, depression, anxiety, and despair. Guilt and shame are frequently associated with it, and it’s hard to get rid of those voices from your past that are telling you that you are doing something wrong.  You might be watching other people accomplishing things and wondering where your motivation went. Maybe you are wondering if you ever had any to start with. Maybe this is a feeling that is far-too familiar, or maybe it’s temporary. Maybe there are other times you might be the most driven person, with goals and checklists. Maybe you’re…

  • Creative Expressions, Art Therapy Blog

    5 art projects to do when you’re anxious

    Anxiety can rear its ugly head at the worst moments.  Sometimes it is predictable – you have a presentation, or event that you are nervous about and your nerves grow, and grow. Sometimes anxiety manifests itself as a panic attack – which can be a sudden moment of heart-racing, tight-chested panic where you feel like you can’t breathe. The terrible thing about experiencing panic or anxiety, is that once you know what it feels like, it seems to come more frequently. When we experience anxiety, our bodies do a few things to protect us. We either go into flight, fight, or freeze mode. Our heart rates rise, we get tunnel-vision,…

  • Creative Expressions, Art Therapy Blog

    4 art ideas to help you slow down and take notice

    As a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, one of the most frequent complaints I hear from my clients is that they feel stressed out and hectic. Parents come to my office after dropping their kids off at a class, between practices, or from play groups. They are busy making their homes enriched, wonderful places for their children to be. If their children don’t need them, their significant other does. I have teenagers come to my office feeling like they are under pressure, too – with schoolwork, conflict in their social groups, or the feeling of being pulled in too many directions. Even the little kids I see these days seem…

  • Creative Expressions, Art Therapy Blog

    Are we really just going to talk about my mother?

    Welcome to the blog of Roya Dedeaux, Marriage and Family Therapist. You are reading one of the posts in my “Shrinking the Stigma” series – where I will answer questions people have about the logistics and process of therapy. Because of its confidential nature, we tend to shroud the therapy process in so much mystery! My blog attempts to dispel that mystery and make it easier for you to use it as the wonderful resource it can be. Check out the other blog posts at royadedeaux.com “Are we really just going to talk about my mother?” No. Yes. No. Maybe. Sometimes. Helpful? So we all know that therapy cliché, where the patient lies…

  • Shrinking the Stigma

    Who decides what we talk about?

    Welcome to the blog of Roya Dedeaux, Marriage and Family Therapist. You are reading one of the posts in my “Shrinking the Stigma” series – where I will answer questions people have about the logistics and process of therapy. Because of its confidential nature, we tend to shroud the therapy process in so much mystery! My blog attempts to dispel that mystery and make it easier for you to use it as the wonderful resource it can be. Check out the other blog posts at royadedeaux.com “Who decides what we talk about in therapy?”   The short answer to this question is: you. You decide what to talk about. The long answer? It…

  • Shrinking the Stigma

    Welcome to the blog of Roya Dedeaux, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #73122. You are reading one of the posts in my “Shrinking the Stigma” series – where I will answer questions people have about the logistics and process of therapy. Because of its confidential nature, we tend to shroud the therapy process in so much mystery! My blog attempts to dispel that mystery and make it easier for you to use it as the wonderful resource it can be. Check out the other blog posts at royadedeaux.com “I’m trying to figure out how much it will cost, what does ‘sliding scale’ mean?” Some therapy providers will offer “sliding scale” fee agreements. This…

  • Shrinking the Stigma

    How often should I go to therapy?

    Welcome to the blog of Roya Dedeaux, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern #73122. You are reading one of the posts in my “Shrinking the Stigma” series – where I will answer questions people have about the logistics and process of therapy. Because of its confidential nature, we tend to shroud the therapy process in so much mystery! My blog attempts to dispel that mystery and make it easier for you to use it as the wonderful resource it can be. Check out the other blog posts at royadedeaux.com “Okay, so I’ve found a therapist, I know I want to go… How often should I go to therapy?” You get to decide how often…