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What do you do when there are no words?

It’s been a hard week for a lot of people. Me included. An anxious-making week. A depression-making week. An anger-making week. A week bereft of words, even though people everywhere are doing their best to assign words to it. But yesterday I was talking with a friend and almost in the same second we both…

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Why this counselor and life coach is not on Facebook. Yet.

Yes, it’s true. I’m not on Facebook. But it’s not because I’m a social recluse or a technology-averse Luddite. The truth is, I’m not on Facebook because of my clients, and how I’ve seen it affect their well-being. Actually, Facebook and I go way back. Back to the days before it even existed. When I…

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What they don’t tell you about grieving and regretting: Wake-up calls

Grieving and regretting often go hand-in-hand. And that can be so hard when you’re in the midst of it, because we humans don’t exactly embrace regret. Instead, we proclaim “no regrets” and expect a life free of it. And yet, for all that, during times of loss and grieving and regretting, we are perhaps more…

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Questions to calm anxiety provided by Patty Bechtold at, Santa Rosa CA Therapist and Life Coach

3 Wise Questions to Help Calm Anxiety

Last week I was sitting with a dear friend that I don’t get to see very often. It’s the kind of friendship where you can say anything to each other and you know you’ll be fully heard and supported. As we often do, we began talking about the challenges we’re facing, the things in our…

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Information about women's issues brought to counseling, therapy and life coaching provided by Patty Bechtold at, Santa Rosa CA Therapist and Life Coach

What women say during counseling, therapy and life coaching

Right about this time last summer I was on a mission. I was getting ready to create this website and I wanted it to be different from my last one. I wanted women to land on my counseling, therapy and life coaching pages and immediately feel a sense of belonging because they could see themselves…

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