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Depression & Anxiety

Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold writes about the fear beneath the fear at wiselifetherapy.com

Moving Beyond the Fear Beneath the Fear

As a therapist and coach, women tell me things. And so often, women tell me two things in particular.  First, they tell me that they feel detached in some way from who they are. They long to reclaim something deep within themselves. It’s usually hard to name, but it might feel like an inner knowing or…

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Santa Rosa therapist Patty Bechtold shares thoughts on how to stop information overload with five words at wiselifetherapy.com

5 Words to Help You Stop Information Overload

Last month I had what you might call an aha moment about information overload. I was reading an article online, tracking sentence after sentence, when I realized how strange I felt. I mean, the amount of space that was given to each small detail of this story was a bit overwhelming. In that moment I…

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Patty Bechtold, Santa Rosa Counselor & Coach, blogs about being vs. doing at wiselifetherapy.com

Being vs. Doing: Lessons from a Summer Moon

Little did we know what was waiting for us as we got in the car and started our journey home. And never could I have imagined that the moon had a lesson for me about being vs. doing. You see, it had been a long day of doing. In fact, on the scales of being…

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Santa Rosa counselor Patty Bechtold explores 10 ways writing soothes depression, wiselifetherapy.com

10 ways personal writing soothes depression

Writing every day helps me feel better. Writing soothes depression. Not long ago I wrote those words in my journal, after a month of writing consistently. No doubt you’ve had times in your life like I have, when you’ve felt sad, downhearted and unhappy. Writing, I’ve discovered, makes a difference. Perhaps you’ve also experienced, or…

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Santa Rosa therapist & life coach Patty Bechtold blogs about the hospital fantasy & other escape fantasies at wiselifetherapy.com

Let’s unpack the hospital fantasy

Have you heard of the hospital fantasy? I’ve known about it for a long while, but just recently learned it has an actual name. When I first started seeing clients back in the day, I was kind of surprised when they’d tell me about their hospital fantasies. Partly that’s because I don’t like hospitals, but…

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