Counseling & Therapy

blue table, candle, watch, ink, key, words_ thoughts from a modern therapist in Santa Rosa, blog post by Patty Bechtold, wiselife therapy

Thoughts from a Modern Therapist in Santa Rosa

Until a few years ago, I’d never heard the term modern therapist. And when I saw a mention of it on social media, I thought it might refer to a therapist who uses the most up-to-date theories or modern techniques. My curiosity was piqued, so I clicked over. That’s when I discovered a meme about…

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blue table, candle, watch, ink, key, words_ how to welcome in your light and shadow selves, journaling activity, blog post by Patty Bechtold @wiselifetherapy.com

How to Welcome In Your Light and Shadow Selves

How to Welcome in Your Light and Shadow Selves: A Journaling Activity Have you heard about the light and shadow selves within you? It’s long been a popular psychological theory, originating with Carl Jung. At its core is the belief that our personalities carry both light and shadow within them, and that our journey through…

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door in red brick wall, words - A therapist’s 100th blog post and a poem by Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold at wiselifetherapy.com

A Therapist’s 100th Blog Post and A Poem

Here I am today writing (and celebrating) my 100th blog post. It’s exactly five years since this website went live and I published my first blog post. I like the symmetry of that, even though it’s unexpected. Actually, I thought I’d reach my 100th blog post sooner. In the beginning I was aiming for 25…

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blue table, candle, watch, ink, key, words - getting lost and finding yourself again-blog post by Patty Bechtold, therapy for women, at wiselifetherapy.com

5 Practices for Getting Lost and Finding Yourself

Five Practices for Getting Lost and Finding Yourself, with Journaling Prompts During the past year I’ve been quietly celebrating 21 years as a therapist and life coach for women. It’s one of those significant milestones that deserves space here on my blog but I’ve struggled to know what to say about it. Also, I’ve felt…

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