A trauma therapist describes why and how your past impacts your present relationship.

Trauma can come up in many different ways in relationships. Photo by Ba Tik from Pexels.

Emotional Flashbacks Get Triggered


Change your thoughts, change your feelings

CBT can seem like magic when it works, and it often does. Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.

The act of creativity is part of your self-actualization process.

Photos are by the author, and were part of an artistic scavenger hunt challenge.


Image by Anni Roenkae from Pexels.

The Certainty and Elusiveness of Rainbows


Prevent complications like PTSD, no matter what you’re going through

Research shows us what helps during ongoing stress and trauma. Image by Alexandra Haynak from Pixabay.


Otherwise known as the best week of my summer.

This was a 2016 GISH challenge to recreate media images of the presidential candidates in play dough. Images and art by the author.


A therapist reviews a fictional book with fantasy elements (the railroad isn’t a metaphor) that is all too real.


Sometimes, PTSD persists. Here’s why and how to get free.

Many get stuck in PTSD. But I believe there’s always a way out. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

1. You’ve tried therapy, and it didn’t work.


There’s a proven method to overcome PTSD that many people have never heard of. Photo by NegativeSpace from Pexels

Jennie Lannette, LCSW

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