Vantage Point Counseling Services Blog

This page is dedicated to discussing current events and topics of interest relating to psychotherapy, counseling, and other advice and help for issues relating to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationships, and sexual issues. Please feel free to contact me with questions or comments. This page will be updated often, so please check back frequently. Click on the title to be directed to the article you are interested in reading about below.

It’s Not Your Fault

In traumatic situations, it’s very common that the person who was traumatized blames herself for the event having happened. Whether this be the event itself, or what they feel they should’ve done, there is a great deal of pain associated with this. Survivor’s guilt, and even worse, survivor’s shame can

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Painful Realizations

Not all realizations about the situation that you are in or where you are at in your life will be painful. However, sometimes, when looking back, our defense mechanisms lower enough that we realize how things really were. This can be an enormous let down. A flood of sadness can

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