Mari Grande, LCSW-R, LCAT


Welcome to my blog. These blog posts are meant to provide resources, explain what some common terms are in the therapy world and break down what that even means…


The “F” Words (Fight, Flight, Freeze)

We all have one, a Central Autonomic Nervous System. We don’t think about it, we don’t have to do anything for it to work, it does everything on its own, and without it, we could not survive. The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) never stops doing its job. Put simply, it’s part of our early “let’s […]

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EMDR Therapy Doesn’t Have to Be a Mystery

EMDR as a tool used in therapy has gained increasing popularity over the years. Yet, exactly what it is and what really happens when it’s practiced remains mysterious. Some will talk about it being used with war Veterans to help with trauma (which is true), but its wider reach is still elusive. Because I’ve seen […]

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Anxiety gets a bad rap.

Anxiety tends to get a bad rap. Most people think of anxiety as a bad thing, or an annoyance to get rid of, but without anxiety we lack motivation, passion and excitement. Excitement, EEKS that can be a double edged sword. When I say excitement here I mean something that really turns you on; an […]

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