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I lost myself throughout the years because I started to believe that there is no better life for me. I started to believe all the belittling words and emotional abuse. I allowed myself to become manipulated into the paralyzing fear of what would happen to me if I left...

Moving to an assisted living facility can be difficult for seniors, especially those who are accustomed to caring for themselves. Feelings of loneliness, abandonment and even anger over a perceived loss of independence may ensue, making it difficult to get settled and...

July 29, 2019

Written by Jay Reed, MSW, LCSW-QS

Several years ago I was working with a young teenager who was struggling with anxiety. She had experienced several big changes and was finding it hard to develop ways to manage her new normal. I clearly remember one of our discussions a...

So what is living your best life anyway? Are our best lives filled with absolutely everything that makes us happy? Are there never any worries? Having all the money you could ever need? Or is it being surrounded by people who love us unconditionally? Living your best l...

I have started to write this blog for over a month ago.  Writing is something that usually when I am in the right frame of mind I can do quickly. The ideas start flowing and then the words come. For little over a month now, I’ve been struggling to find my words. I’ve b...

I am sitting at a dealership getting an oil change minding my own business, working on some progress notes. A few minutes later, I get approached by the technician who says: “Would you mind coming with me to look at something?”. So I pack up my stuff and reluctantly go...

February 8, 2019

By Jay Reed, MSW, LCSW-QS

I recently finished reading “On being a therapist” by Jeffrey Kottler. It was apart of my personal and professional growth goal for the year…reading more that is. This book came highly recommended and as I enter my tenth year in the profession,...

January 20, 2019

By Jay Reed, MSW, LCSW-QS

Parenting is the process of promoting and supporting the development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the intricacies of raising a #child and not exclusively to the biological relationship. What does that all mean? Well...

January 4, 2019

By Jay Reed, MSW, LCSW

A new year, A new you? A new year brings with it a list of resolutions and expectations that this year will be the best yet. We start out with the best of intentions; to lose weight, to use our devices less, to spend more time reading or more qua...

December 13, 2018

Written by Jay Reed, MSW, LCSW

When I look back on Christmas as a child, I can now understand the empty wine bottles and my Mom’s classic tag line “if you don’t like it, you can take it back”!

I am now the mother of 3 and a stepmom or as we like to call ourselves at Rev...

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