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

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

Equanimity amidst Change-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Finding Balance The only constant in life is change. This wisdom can be found across traditions. Ancient Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, illuminated the world with his scientific and philosophical understanding that “life is flux.” Within Buddhism we are reminded of the … Continue reading

Spirituality and Psychotherapy-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

An Intimate Conversation with Linda Baird, LPC This interview was conducted as part of a series of dialogues with experts about psychotherapy and spirituality by Linda Baird, LPC psychotherapist specializing in Hakomi, Internal Family Systems, and EMDR Therapy and The … Continue reading

Trauma Legacies and Transgenerational Healing-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

A Personal Healing Journey When I was pregnant with my first child I felt the stirrings of the past burgeoning under the surface, calling for my attention. I could no longer ignore the pit of anxiety that I had carried … Continue reading

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

An Initiation into Mindfulness Nearly 20 years ago I entered my yoga teacher training. During one of our lectures discussing the importance of mindfulness I was lying on my stomach on the floor, my legs outstretched behind me. All the … Continue reading

Diversity Matters in Psychotherapy-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

Culture and Psychotherapy What makes you unique? Perhaps you or your parents grew up in another country. You might learn differently or have grown up speaking a different language. Possibly you have two moms or two dads. Maybe what makes … Continue reading

The Neurobiology of Transgenerational Trauma-Dr. Arielle Schwartz

The Trauma Legacy I was once asked to describe the genetic component of transgenerational trauma. The question posed was: If my parents had PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) does this increase my likelihood of having it too? This question stopped … Continue reading