March’s Book of the Month — Looking at Autism Through Her Eyes

“…this is more than a memoir. It’s also a model of how autism works, a mirror of how autism can feel, and a manifesto celebrating the beauty of autistic brains.” Annie Kotowicz World Autism Acceptance Week began on March 27, 2023, which just happens to overlap with the last week of Women’s History Month. TheContinue reading “March’s Book of the Month — Looking at Autism Through Her Eyes”

Student Loan Forgiveness Resources and Facts

Financial health is mental health. Like many Americans, some of us here at The Feelings Healers have mountains (heck, whole ranges) of student loan debt. While for some this may be a matter of principles, morality, or even politics (whyyyyyyyy?) — we just want to cut through the static a bit. If all borrowers claimContinue reading “Student Loan Forgiveness Resources and Facts”

The Feelings Healers’ Statement on a Post-Roe v. Wade America

Yesterday, a ruling we knew was coming landed that will do even further damage to an already unjust, indecent, and fundamentally damaged system across the nation. Already, the United States — and especially Texas — runs counter to globally accepted expectations of reproductive rights. Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States gave states theContinue reading “The Feelings Healers’ Statement on a Post-Roe v. Wade America”

Kelly Bachman and Dylan Adler “Laugh Through the Darkness”

New York-based comedy duo of Kelly Bachman and Dylan Adler are showing what it means for trauma survivors to choose to use their own voices to write their own narratives.

You’re a Great Therapist: Should You Become an LPC-Supervisor?

ew graduate programs prepare therapists for “life” as a counselor, especially the business side of things. Many programs never even show their graduate students how to write progress notes! And because a lot of new practitioners start out in agencies, like I did, they may not ever get a sense of what it’s like to have to develop their brand.

A 2021 Look at 1993’s Groundbreaking Film Philadelphia: What Can We Learn About Empathy?

The `993 film Philadelphia teaches us some important lessons in building empathy, including that intentional exercises in connecting with others don’t have to be perfect to be meaningful and impactful. So don’t be afraid to try.

COVID-19 and School: A Parents’ Guide

Tax-free weekend, stealing those last beach days, lovingly organizing school supplies. For many, back-to-school has always been an exciting time, full of possibility and, yes, even a little nervous energy. But August has not looked quite the same these last two years, and parents, kids, and school personnel are weary. September has shaped up toContinue reading “COVID-19 and School: A Parents’ Guide”