Back to School Tips From Your Neighborhood Therapist

The month of September hit off the back to school season for kids, teens, and youth. Whether you’re in school or in college, SOMA Therapy in Wichita, Kansas compiled various pieces of advice to help make your back to school transition smoother. Parents: Listen! It is crucial to listen to your kids so you can […]

Exercising Compassion

Compassion is an ever-growing area of interest within psychology and psychotherapy. Although definitions of compassion vary, there is broad agreement that compassion is comprised of a combination of affective, cognitive, and motivational components. While everyone has, to some degree, a level of compassion, for some it can be beneficial to develop these skills further through […]

Systemic Therapies and Somatic Experiencing

Introduction to Systemic Therapies and SE A lot of people are familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy (most popular types of therapy), but there are other forms of therapy that can also be effective in treating different kinds of issues. One such form is called systemic therapies, and another is somatic experiencing (SE). Let’s look at […]

Response to “5 Things You Can Do Daily to Feel Less Anxious or Stressed” By Dr. Seth Gillihan

Dr. Seth Gillihan wrote a timely and wonderful article on Psychology Today about 5 practices we can do to feel less anxious and stressed: 5 Things You Can Do Daily to Feel Less Stressed and Anxious | Psychology Today Here’s a brief overview: Tell Yourself Good Morning Check Your Mind Reading Go Outside at Lunchtime […]

Psychiatric Medication and Eating Disorders

When clients with eating disorders seek medication management for healing their eating disorder or other mental health concerns like depression or anxiety, it’s important to work with a medication provider who understands eating disorders, mental health, and the complexities of how medications interact with common ED behaviors. Why work with someone who understands ED behaviors? […]

What is Trauma versus a Traumatic Event?

In today’s #coffeewithatherapist, we are talking all about what differentiates trauma from a traumatic event and cover the following questions about trauma: 1. Why can two people experience the same trauma and only one have PTSD? 2. What is secondary trauma? 3. What determines if a traumatic event will become trauma or PTSD? 4. What […]