How I Got Into a Top 10 Social Work School | My Tips for Getting Accepted to Your Top Grad School

One thing I'm excited to write about more on my blog in 2021 is my journey toward becoming a trauma therapist. For anyone who wants to become a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW or LICSW, depending on the state you live in), graduate school is a non-negotiable part of that journey. Do you need a…

A Girl’s Guide to Mental Health Medication

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. My information comes from research and my experiences as a patient. Be sure to talk to your doctor about any medications you're considering for your mental health! I was eighteen when I started taking Lexapro for my anxiety. I still take Lexapro today, plus two more medications for my…

Four Ways to Celebrate Mental Health This Valentine’s Day

Happy almost Valentine's Day! This is one of my favorite holidays -- but it's not a happy day for everyone. In fact, 1 in 3 people aren't satisfied with their love life, making a holiday that celebrates love pretty painful. I may be part of the lucky few, but that doesn't mean I don't get…

Orthorexia is a Real Eating Disorder: I Know, Because I Had It

I was never thin enough to be anorexic. Exercised obsessively, but never became underweight. Had thought about purging, but never done it. Occasionally went on binges, but not often enough to be considered a binge eater. And hadn't seen a therapist, who would've diagnosed me with EDNOS: "eating disorder not otherwise specified," the catchall term…