What do therapist’s credentials mean?

What do therapists credentials mean? When searching online for a therapist, you may be asking yourself “what do therapist’s credentials mean?” For some, it looks like alphabet soup with no indication of the actual meaning. Here is some information on my credentials: LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. To obtain this license in PA, a candidate is required to …

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, October 27th, 2018. This is a national opportunity for communities to clean out their medicine cabinets and SAFELY dispose of old and/ or unused medication. To find a location that supports National Prescription Drug Take Back Day near you, click on this link. Many police departments and hospitals have prescription drug take …

Addiction and feelings

Addiction and feelings Addiction and feelings can be a difficult mix, usually resulting in the unspoken rule of Don’t Feel. Two approaches are usually at play with the unspoken rule of Don’t Feel.  We are either shut off from all emotions or reacting primarily with anger.  Addiction can make it seem like its not safe to express our feelings, and …

Learning to Trust

Learning to Trust Learning to trust again can be difficult in relationships where addiction is present. Addiction takes out trust the second it enters a relationship, and usually it starts with not trusting ourselves. Trust develops in relationships when two people are trustworthy – they show up and follow through.  Addiction leaves many people doubting and questioning themselves and others. …

The Unspoken Rule of Don’t Talk

The Unspoken Rule of Don’t Talk It may seem obvious that the way to combat the unspoken rule of Don’t Talk would be to talk.  That’s a good starting point but it is certainly not the end. Here are some guidelines you may find helpful: Talk about the tough stuff Don’t sweep anything under the rug Talk directly to one …

Couples Therapist

We are excited to announce couples therapist Jesse Macbeth, MFT to Brynn Cicippio, LMFT & Associates! Jesse Macbeth is a marriage and family therapist who is a Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 Therapist. He works with couples that struggle with pain and shock of infidelity, with the unwanted emotions of shared grief, and with the bittersweet transition of empty nesting. He is also successful …

Unspoken family rules

The unspoken family rules of addiction Did you know Dr. Claudia Blackhas researched and identified three simple, yet oh so powerful, rules that govern addicted families? These rules can help addiction fester and grow in all families. They can be powerful beyond measure. And they can also be easily changed. DON’T TALK DON’T TRUST  DON’T FEEL Here are some questions …

Bill supports addiction treatment

On October 3rd, the Senate passed H.R. 6, which is a bill that supports addiction treatment. What this means: Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act or the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act This bill makes several changes to state Medicaid programs to address opioid and substance use disorders. Specifically, the bill: …

National Recovery Month

Did you know that September is National Recovery Month? National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. The 2018 Recovery Month theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in …

The Partner’s Recovery Retreat

PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE PARTNER’S RECOVERY RETREAT: WHO: For adult men and women that are in a romantic relationship with someone who is actively using or in the early stages of recovery WHAT: A one day intensive therapeutic retreat addressing trust, shame, self-care, and recovery plans WHERE: The Old Mill House in Perkiomenville, PA. This is a private location right on the …