As we work to become aware of our present moment experience and the effects of past trauma, we also hold an awareness of the violence and oppression that many of us and our communities continue to experience daily in the present moment.
Becoming a Fat Positive Psychotherapist
If there were something you could do to improve the safety and well-being of your clients who live in fat bodies, would you make the effort? My name is Sarah […]
Treatment not Trauma: Demanding Reinvestment in Chicago’s Mental Health Infrastructure
There are currently only 5 community mental health clinics in all of Chicago. Half of the public clinics were closed or privatized in 2012 under Rahm Emmanuel, and before that, […]
What’s in a Gender?
Recently, a cis person introduced me with the sentence, “This is Hannah and she uses they/them pronouns.” The man who said it is kind and well-intentioned; it wasn’t a malicious […]
Using Gender-Neutral Language Is Not Optional
Today I was browsing Fat Positive Cooperative, a site that connects people with fat acceptance and fat positive resources, and a post by trans, nonbinary and fat activist J Aprileo […]
CCIH Statement on Racial Trauma
We at CCIH find ourselves compelled to reflect on what it means to be a trauma-informed therapist during the current times. The pandemic has shone an ugly light on the […]