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conflict avoidant- therapy san francisco

I’m conflict avoidant and it’s causing problems in my life

Being conflict avoidant can cause problems in your life and relationships. What does conflict avoidant mean? For some of us, it can be hard to know and advocate for our own needs. When I speak about conflict avoidance, I’m referring to the concept of avoiding confrontation, even at the expense of your own needs. What…

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healing childhood trauma

Hope for healing childhood trauma

There is hope for healing childhood trauma. Maybe you grew up in a household where one of your parents drank too much or suffered from mental illness? Maybe you raised yourself or were a victim of childhood sexual abuse or assault? Living through those types of childhood experiences can leaving lasting scars. Healing childhood trauma…

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aggressive driving

Is there a connection between aggressive driving and conflict avoidance?

Road rage or aggressive driving can be an indicator that you might want to take a look at how you feel about conflict. What is aggressive driving? Aggressive driving can look like tailgating, speeding to catch a light, using your horn excessively or switching lanes to weave through traffic. This can be more rampant in…

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make friends with other gay men

5 tools for making other gay friends as an adult

Making other gay friends as an adult is a common goal that I hear a lot. There are a number of reasons why it can be tricky to connect with other gay men in a platonic way. Luckily, there are ways to make the process easier. Harder to make new friends Adulthood can make maintaining…

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love yourself, flaws and all

How to love yourself, flaws and all

When you feel like you don’t fit in, it’s hard to love yourself, flaws and all. Our culture makes it extremely difficult to feel like you’re enough, just as you are. We place value on things like success, wealth, beauty and achievement. The Trance of Unworthiness The author and psychotherapist Tara Brach has addressed the…

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