Connection and Co-Regulation in Psychotherapy-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Discovering Self in Relationship Connection is at the core of all human experience. We all share the need to be seen and understood. We long to belong and to experience ourselves within the context of loving, nurturing relationships. Sadly, childhood … Continue reading

The Psychology of Hate-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Diversity Matters in Psychotherapy Throughout history, we see acts violence that target people because they are of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. After a recent series of hate crimes, I felt it important to take a closer … Continue reading

Shame in Complex PTSD-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Freedom from Shame Childhood traumas can range from having faced extreme violence and neglect to having reckoned with feelings of not belonging, being unwanted, or feeling chronically misunderstood. You may have grown up in an environment where your curiosity and … Continue reading

6 Pillars of Resilience-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Are you Naturally Resilient? Resilience is a passion of mine. This strength based orientation is the cornerstone of my psychotherapy practice, so much so that I call my work, Resilience Informed Therapy. Resilience means adapting well in the face of … Continue reading

Depth Psychology-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

The Study of the Soul My family and I just returned from a trip to Chaco Canyon, Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce National parks. Being in these places provided a powerful reminder of history and culture as we walked in … Continue reading

Healing Grief and Loss-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

The Sacred Journey of Grief Inevitably, grief changes you. You can never go back to the world as you knew it because you are not the same. As a result you may feel as though you’ve been sent into the … Continue reading

Holistic Transformation-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Sustained Change The late yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar said, “Change leads to disappointment if it is not sustained. Transformation is sustained change, and it is achieved through practice.” This quote got me thinking. “I began to think about my daily … Continue reading

Will and Surrender-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Challenge and Ease I was in a yoga practice earlier this week engaged in a relatively uncomfortable hold in a deep lunge. Had I been practicing at home I might have avoided this posture all together or only stayed in … Continue reading

Resources for Trauma Part II-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Healing Emotions Healing trauma involves reclaiming a sense of choice about how, when, and where you feel your emotions. For example, you do not want to process traumatic memories in the grocery store or when you are parenting your children. … Continue reading

Resources for Trauma Recovery-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Cultivating Peace in the Wake of Trauma Traumatic events disrupt life, leaving you feeling ungrounded, frightened, and often overwhelmed. Terrifying events strip you of your sense of safety. The experience of distressing or traumatic events is, to some degree, inevitable. … Continue reading