Therapy for Future Therapists

Think You Want to Become a Therapist? Go to Therapy! “Understanding why people suffer, how they change, and how to help them live satisfying lives is a fascinating and important undertaking.” ~John & Rita Sommers-Flanagan by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts How can you tell if being […]

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Therapy Beyond Crisis

Accessing Therapy Beyond Crisis Situations “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” ~Viktor E. Frankl by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts There’s a misconception that therapy should be complete once you start “feeling better.” It’s important to recognize […]

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Therapy for College Students

Why Therapy Is Important for College Students “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” ~Fred Rogers by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts College life […]

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day “Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe you must become its soul.” -Coretta Scott King by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts March 8th is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to both celebrate the contributions of women and […]

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Queer-Affirming Therapy: Finding a Safe Space

Queer-Affirming Therapy: Finding a Safe Space “It is absolutely imperative that every human being’s freedom and human rights are respected, all over the world.” – Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts Therapy can be an incredibly rewarding experience, so it is important to find a […]

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Integrating Faith and Your LGBTQ Identity

Integrating Faith and Your LGBTQ Identity: It Doesn’t Have to Be Either/Or “My faith is a choice. My morality is a choice. My sexual orientation however isn’t.” ― Anthony Venn-Brown by Gavin Hannegan, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo undergraduate intern, supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts Religion and sexuality are two identities that are often viewed as […]

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Support Your Trans Child

Hello Thrivers! This month, you’ll be hearing more from us as we are introducing a new blog! Our intern, Gavin Hannegan is an undergraduate student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts. He’ll be sharing some weekly blog posts that we think you might find helpful regarding queer identities (LGBTQIA+) and queer-affirming […]

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Coming Out: A Brief Guide

Hello Thrivers! This month, you’ll be hearing more from us as we are introducing a new blog! Our intern, Gavin Hannegan is an undergraduate student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo supervised by Dr. Hannah Roberts. He’ll be sharing some weekly blog posts we think you might find helpful regarding queer identities (LGBTQIA+) and queer-affirming […]

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