“What did you do at school today?” most of us have a hard time conceptualizing our day into a nice conversation.
Deaf Awareness Month offers visibility and awareness of Deaf hardships in our society,
communication needs, Deaf culture, and community. This month also gives a perspective on the
positives of deafness as well as encourages social inclusion.
Love is a powerful force, but even the strongest bonds can encounter rough patches. This is where the expert guidance of a skilled counselor enters the scene, offering couples a lifeline to navigate their path to harmony and understanding.
Anger is a natural emotion that can be triggered by a variety of situations such as disappointment, frustration, and loss. But, it is important to note that anger is not necessarily a bad emotion, it shows we care! However, it is how we express our anger that makes all the difference.
In a world where the echoes of past traumas often reverberate within us, finding the right support is essential for healing and growth.
Life can be overwhelming. No, life is overwhelming. When you think of the “Happiest Place on Earth”, what do you think of?
Maybe you’ve heard about EMDR from a friend or you were recommended to do it by your therapist. You hear it’s the “gold standard for the treatment of trauma” but don’t understand how, or maybe you’re even scared to do it.
Boundaries are helpful in avoiding burnout, reducing resentment, and establishing life balance. Easy steps to help set boundaries.
My name is Rebecca. I am a Counseling Intern at Grow Psychological in Leawood, KS.
I was raised in a suburb of Kansas City, in a Deaf family. I am a Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) and American Sign Language (ASL) was my first language.
I graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Science and a Minor in Psychology. I am currently attending Walden University for a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and after graduation, I will receive my license as an LPC in the state of Kansas.
My passions include anything and everything Disney, advocating and spreading awareness for those with chronic illness, and working with children and teens. I am one of few practicing counselors in the Kansas City area who provide counseling in ASL, and I am proud to be able to serve the Deaf community in this capacity. I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2018. I believe this has given me significant insight into the world of chronic illness.
As an intern, I am shaping and forming my theoretical orientation. At this time, I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) techniques in counseling. My services are offered at a significantly reduced rate of $35.
Book a free 15-minute consultation with me today to explore what counseling may look like for you.
Meet the Author
From a young age, I have known that I wanted to help others find peace through healing. As an intern at Grow Psychological, I am putting the skills and knowledge I have built over the past few years into practice. I am fluent in American Sign Language, so my services are offered in English and ASL. I have personal experience with chronic illnesses, disabilities, children, and adults
We want to believe we hold no biases. But the truth is we hold stereotypes about others. And if we want to change that we first need to acknowledge the stories we tell ourselves about people different from us. Those from different social economic statuses. Different cultural groups. Different skin colors.
Anxiety can be a challenging condition to deal with, and it can make everyday life feel overwhelming. However, there are several strategies and techniques that can help manage anxiety and make it more manageable.
A to-do list of things to distract you from a habit that is harmful for you.
We can’t help what happened to us. But we can control how we choose to
respond to it.
When it all started, I was healthy. “Healthy” is a positive term, right? Who knew being an “otherwise healthy female in my early twenties” would put me at risk of something that would forever change my life.
How to tell if your child may need extra support. Understanding a child’s behavior can sometimes be tricky. You may ask yourself if the concerning behavior is developmentally appropriate or if there are underlying issues that are being expressed by this behavior. But how does one tell?
If we showed each other grace, compassion, and understanding.
Instead of judging one another?
Taking interest in the subjects that matter to our children is how a bond is formed in a parent-child relationship. Regardless of how insignificant the subject might appear to us.
A little self-care goes a long way! 11 tips on how to practice loving yourself first.
A Mom’s and Temporary Licensed Professional Counselor’s Thoughts on Mental Health
So you might be ready to talk about what happened… Here’s a guide to how to start therapy and what to expect in the process.