Catherine’s Corner

Understanding Attachment

By Elisabeth LaMotte / December 5, 2015

Many clients seek therapy feeling stuck in a painful place and unsure of how to move forward.  Moving forward often involves developing a deeper understanding of how you got to where you are, and what may have happened in the past that may be creating anxiety or unhappiness.  To do so effectively through therapy, it…

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Identifying Difficult Feelings — An Important First Step Toward Concrete Change

By Elisabeth LaMotte / October 17, 2015

Shame is a word my counseling clients sometimes dance around when trying to express their pain.  It is a feeling experienced by many, but people have trouble saying the word.  Somewhat ironically, shame feels like a “shameful” word to say.  Nevertheless, developing the ability to articulate difficult sensations like shame can act as a catalyst.…

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HAVING it all doesn’t mean DOING it all

By Elisabeth LaMotte / December 6, 2014

One of my clients’ most common concerns boils down to being profoundly overscheduled.  The sensation of feeling too busy to get everything done can generate tremendous anxiety.  Careers and relationships do fill our lives with multiple commitments, but today there is tremendous pressure to do more.  In most instances, however, no one is forcing us to…

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