While you continue working on prioritizing your health and happiness in 2020, why not transform your social media feeds to be places that inspire and teach you? Long gone are the days where you follow accounts that make you feel bad about yourself (unfollow them because... no thank you).
Instead, if part of your journey to be the best version of yourself and live your best, most fulfilling life includes love, then you need to follow these relationship therapists on Instagram stat. You can thank me later...
View this post on InstagramSometimes the most radical thing you can do is tell the truth. . . Your voice is one of the most powerful tools that you have. That is why it is so emotionally destructive to be silenced, and so painful to be misunderstood. . . But then there are ways we avoid using our voice. Maybe you don't feel like you have anything of value to say. Maybe you don't expect your voice to matter. Maybe you don't know how to speak up, or aren't sure what to say. Whatever the reason, we owe it to ourselves and the people/causes we care about to use our voices to speak up, to advocate, to challenge, to affirm, and to teach. It isn't enough to have a seat at the table- what are you going to say when you get there? . . The truth I champion is our indisputable right to peace and pleasure. YOU DESERVE IT. Nobody else is owed your energy, your time, your gifts, or your wellness. I bring that message with me loudly, wherever I go. It is a challenge necessary for our collective healing and liberation from oppression. In a world that constantly devalues our humanity, truth is radical. It isn't always comfortable, but gives us the bravery to bring a microphone to the table and take up space for what we know is important. . . Thank you to the @theccnyc for creating #culturecon as a space for us creatives of colour to have real conversations about art, access, and community. Our voices were strong, and we will continue to speak up. For truth. For liberation. For the culture. . . Shirt reads: Women don't owe you shit. (Which is also true.) #catchfeelings
A post shared by Sex & Relationship Therapist (@shadeenfrancislmft) on Nov 15, 2019 at 6:05pm PST
View this post on InstagramHi everyone, . . Stopping by your feed to quickly introduce myself to anyone new to my page. I'm Anna, the founder of @mytherapycorner. . . Thank you all so much for following this page. We've created such a supportive, warm community here and I am grateful to every single one of you for commenting and sharing your experiences and thoughts. . . Let's get to know each other. In the comments below, introduce yourself, tell me where you're from and also let me know what you'd like me to post about more. . . Also, if you haven't already, sign up for my newsletter (a new one is actually coming out tomorrow!). Link in bio. This is a great way for us to keep in touch!! . . In healing, 🤍Anna
A post shared by Anna Aslanian, LMFT (CA,FL,NY) (@mytherapycorner) on Oct 26, 2020 at 5:14pm PDT
View this post on InstagramI decided to become a psychologist because my friend decided to become a psychologist. True story. : But first, some background. : I grew up admiring my sisters for pursuing careers related to their talents. Unlike them, I wasn't sure what my talent was, so I entered college “undeclared," and filled my schedule with random classes. : I stumbled upon psychology, liked it, and eventually majored in it. : I graduated college without a clue about what I wanted to do, so when a friend told me about his plans to go to graduate school, I applied to the same program the following year and got accepted. : Guys, THAT'S how I became a psychologist. : There's this misconception that each person MUST have a “calling." Not only is that belief untrue, it can hinder growth. If you're one of those people struggling to thrive due to a belief that “one day, it'll come to me," then you've likely been waiting for some arbitrary sign to tell you what to do, and you've avoided taking career risks due to fear that you'll make the “wrong" choice. But the longer you're in that state, the worst you feel for “falling behind" your peers. : Truth is, there's no “perfect" career for you. It's not mandatory that you “always knew" what you wanted to do. Some kids discover talents or interests that were REINFORCED enough that careers were born of out them, but it's not what happens to ALL or even MOST people. : For me, what started out as a seed of interest, grew into a tree of passion. I didn't know that I was going to fall in love with psychology as much as I did until I studied it, practiced it, and grew confident as a psychologist. : If my friend hadn't mentioned psychology school, I could've also stumbled into Law or business. 🤷🏻♀️ Maybe one day, I can still do those things, and I can become passionate about them too. : Moral of the story: Passion for something can be GROWN, and it's normal to have interest in multiple fields, but you have to pick one to start. : Photo: @steen.machine
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View this post on InstagramOn a farm in Ireland before all the craziness started. Loved holding the baby lamb and seeing the beautiful coastline and hearing the great Irish music in the pubs. I thought maybe I should post a picture to put a face with the tips I'm sending. Hope you all have a good week with some nice fall weather. #therapistsofinstagram #takecareofyourself #power of positivity #bethebestyou #lifechallenges #wisemind #youvegotthis #relationshiptherapy #renewcounseling #growthemind #bekindtoyourmind #thenextrightthing #selfawareness #gratitude #bestchoices #beingaware #beherenow #emotionalhealth #emotionalwellness #balance #peacefullife
A post shared by Merry Frons-Couples Therapist (@drmerryfrons) on Oct 12, 2020 at 8:54am PDT
View this post on InstagramWe all fall prey to messages that aging is something we are supposed to dread or incessantly lament; complaining about it is a surefire way to “belong" in our culture. But having a birthday offers me the welcome reminder that it is nothing short of a total miracle to be alive yet another year. I could call it any number of things, but with the sheer volume of mind-blowing things that can go wrong, and the mind-numbing forces that have to function well and cooperate for any of us to get ourselves up out of bed every day – much less to move from one place to another, love whom we love, and do what we do – it does feel appropriate to use the term “miraculous" to describe making it from one entire year to the next. So yeah! today I am grateful for my life, for the ups and the downs. For the lessons I've learned and for the blessings I have. I am deeply grateful for getting a year older and I am truly looking forward to this new year of life. So cheers to that🥂! . . Birthdays are good for you✨. Statistics show that the people who have the most, live the longest😉. . . . . #gratitude #therapyiscool #therapist #grateful #birthday #anotheryear #birthdaywish #present #mindfulness #onedayatatime #todayisagift #health #wellness #thankful #counselor
A post shared by Bilingual Couples Therapist (@therapywith_emily) on Aug 10, 2020 at 4:01pm PDT
View this post on InstagramMOOD because I'm so excited to announce...my first giveaway! Being that February is around the corner and it's the month of love and friendship, I'm giving one lucky follower— A FREE THERAPY SESSION WITH ME. If you're in a relationship and feel stuck with your partner and like you two aren't getting each other anymore OR you're someone who is struggling with self-doubt and wanting to work on your relationship with yourself, then here's how to enter: 1. Like this photo 2. Follow me @connectioncounselingny on the gram 3. Leave a comment tagging a friend and your favorite emoji 💕✨💪🏽, leave separate comments tagging separate friends for multiple entries. Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor✨ ———————— 📸: @bykevinsanon
A post shared by Erica | Couples Therapist 🇩🇴 (@connectioncounselingny) on Jan 30, 2020 at 6:04am PST
View this post on InstagramSis is back. Sis was tired. I'm humbled by all the opportunities that are coming my way and to whom much is given much is required. I had to tune out from active social media stuff for a bit to focus. So what have I been up to? I'm currently teaching an amazing group of social worker students. The course is called "Death & Grief in Contemporary Society". Really interesting topics and engaging conversations are apart of each session. I'm also a member of the Tobago Road to Recovery Committee and grateful that I get to advocate for the vulnerable persons in our community. I continue to serve my clients weekly and manage the admin stuff in the business. Also, Thanks for all the positive vibes, prayers, referrals and support. Without you, I'd have none of this. So THANK YOU. The support for my book has been encouraging so I've been doing background work to ensure they get here on time (maybe even before 😊). I'm a wife, daughter, friend, granddaughter etc and I fight to be present for all these relationships. So yeah lots of stuff going on and I'm grateful.
A post shared by Individual & Couples Therapist (@dr.crystalbenjamin) on Jun 23, 2020 at 7:19am PDT
View this post on InstagramDr. Kate outlines the cycle of love avoidance, based on the works of Pia Mellody. Love avoidance is based on a fear of intimacy, as intimacy is seen as engulfing and overwhelming. Watch to learn more, and be sure to check out Dr. Kate's other IGTV video on Love Addiction. . . #loveaddiction #codependence #recovery #peoplepleasing #boundaries #loveavoidance #fearofcommitment #sextherapist #psychologist #relationshipadvice
A post shared by Dr. Kate Balestrieri | Founder (@themodernintimacy) on Apr 13, 2020 at 6:15am PDT
View this post on InstagramAs the Director of Communication for the Great Lakes Sexual Health Alliance @glsexualhealth, I get to meet some amazing people. Our first Sexceptional Lecture event featured Emily Nagoski, the New York Times Bestselling author of Come As You Are. She gave an incredible presentation and I'm so grateful to have met her! Nerding out! #chicago #sexnerd #sexeducation #sexceptional #lecture #comeasyouare #female #desire #sexuality #womenshealth #arousal #sexpert #expert #glsha #sexualhealth #health #progress #innovator #lovemindfully
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View this post on InstagramGuess what?! I just made another great new video for you all! This one is all about TOXIC relationships and how to deal with them. Keep posting and DM'ing suggestions and I'll keep making videos for you! Check in tomorrow to watch!
A post shared by Relationship & Sex Therapist (@jen_the_therapist) on Oct 30, 2018 at 12:22pm PDT
View this post on InstagramWord on the street is if you don't have a sticker selfie it didn't happen. 🗳
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