How We Shortchange Men in Trauma and Addiction Treatment
By Dan Griffin, MA, Senior Fellow at The Meadows
When I went to school to learn how to work with people with addictive disorders I got a lot of great guidance: Brain science. Family systems. Motiva...
The Complex Trauma Survivor Faces a Lifetime’s Worth of Bullying
By Shahida Arabi, M.A., Author
“Many abused children cling to the hope that growing up will bring escape and freedom. But the personality formed in the environment of coercive control is not well a...
Peeling Away the Layers of Trauma: Survivors II
Dr. Georgia Fourlas, LCSW, LISAC, CSAT
Clinical Director of Workshops, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows
There is an undeniable link between childhood trauma and the ability to cope with adult tra...
All of the Feels: Accepting the Gifts of Emotion
By Brenna Gonzales, MS, LPC, Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows Therapist
In our culture, we are taught that certain feelings are off limits. There is a general sense that if you’re not happy most o...
Who Am I, Really? Moving Beyond Childhood Family Roles
By Tracy Harder, Therapist at Rio Retreat Center at The Meadows
Were you the good kid in your family? The one who made everyone look good? Or were you the quiet one who stayed off the radar not att...
Hooked on Love
By Jill Vermeire, MFT, CSAT-S, Willow House at The Meadows Program Director
You might be a Love Addict if:
You always fall for toxic or unavailable people.
You would rather be in a bad rela...