About the blog
In this space, I will be talking about various topics, all related to the human mind and behavior. And I hear you saying: ‘What is the difference with any other psychology blog that we can find on the web?’ Here are the basics:
- I want this blog to be the fill in the gap that everyone has about psychology. One of my concerns is that the society is too disconnected from mental health, something that does not happen with general medicine. As this usually leads us to misunderstanding and fear, I think that knowing more is always better!
- I would like to answer any questions that you have about not only psychology in a theoretical, abstract way; but about more mundane topics as well. This gives us a wide range of questions that would go from “what is OCD?” to”why do I always feel sick when I have an exam?” to “how much can therapy cost?” to “are psychologist actually magicians?”. This way, we will get to talk about things that we all wanted to know, but no one was answering. The answer to the last question is “no”, by the way.
- It won’t be complicated. Everyone should understand what we are talking about. However, there will be some technical vocabulary.
- My idea is that everyone can have access to knowing more about psychology, along with the potential of using it for him or her own benefit.
- But I also have a more ambitious goal and this is that I want to end mental illness stigma. Or at least start to end it. 🙂
About the author
I graduated from the University of The Basque Country (Spain) in Psychology in 2012, and from Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2017.
I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
I have always loved blogging and writing in general. Taking the step of starting a psychology blog was, in fact, easy.
How do I decide what to write on the blog?
I try to focus on the goals I mentioned above, but that is not always easy and doable. In general, I write about things I like and that I have experienced. But I also like to write about new things that I have just discovered. If there is anything that you would like to read about, let me know.
Some of my interests are social justice, alternative therapies, destigmatizing, art therapy, humanist therapy, or positive psychology among others. Therefore, many topics and writings on the blog will have this type of content.
Because of my influence of European Psychology, in the blog, I use some terms interchangeably. For example the terms therapist, counselor, psychologist, psychotherapist, mental health professional… I also use the words client and patient both meaning the person who goes to therapy, although I actually prefer the word client because it reflects a more strength oriented kind of treatment.
Right now, I write this blog for fun and because it helps me re-evaluate the ideas that I have about the human mind and therapy. I am ready to change and re-shape depending on the feedback I receive.