• 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

    self-help exercise

    Here’s what I want you to do today.  Print this blog, or get a piece of paper and a pen. Set a timer for 15 minutes. For 15 minutes, write down every single little random funny bit about why you “heart” yourself, and every big deep emotional philosophical reason as well. No stopping. No editing. You can edit later. You don’t have to look at the clock, because your timer will go off when it’s time. Just write, in list form, like a grocery list, all the reasons why you like yourself. They can be your skills, your attitude, your physical appearance, your relationships, whatever you want. For 15 minutes, just…