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by Satu Korby, LPC on December 9th, 2013

So, I just came back from the most amazing five days of training!  It was Brené Brown's The Daring Way™ course to Become a Certified  Daring Way™ Facilitator! And I met and took a photo with Brené Brown! I am very excited. She is so real and so funny!!  What is this training, you ask?

The Daring Way™ is a training and certification program for helping professionals who want to facilitate Dr. Brené Brown’s work on vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We are a community of wholehearted practitioners who believe in the power of owning our stories, and who recognize that vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage. 

I am now able to facilitate groups and do counseling with people interested in Brené 's work! I will officially be called a Certified Daring Way™ Candidate!! I am ready to expand my Connections group into a  Daring Way™ Group!  

If you have not heard of Brené Brown, please watch this Ted Talk on the power of vulnerability:


by Satu Korby, LPC on October 29th, 2013

Fear, which is a major factor and cause of stress and anxiety, is very prevalent in our society. What it looks like and how it manifests is different for everyone. Here is a quote that I believe is very relevant and helpful in dealing with any type of fear:

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. "
-  Marie Curie

Knowledge is power. So the more we understand and search for information related to anything we may be dealing with, the better. Burying our head in the sand, so to speak, when fear arises is not helpful to us and can lead to more anxiety and stress. If you are feeling anxious, talk to someone, get more information, take action. These are all things that will lesson stress and help lead to a healthier outlook on life.           

Posted on October 22nd, 2013

I found a brilliant quote today that I wanted to share with you: 

“Normal people have problems. The smart ones get help.” 
― D. Amen  

This quote speaks to why getting help is not a weakness or an admission that there is something wrong with us.  We all have issues and problems to deal with.  It is by nature and definition what the human experience is all about. Not one of us is perfect, nor would we want to be. So, be loud and proud if you are seeking help.  According to Dr. Amen, world renowned brain expert, you are one of the smart ones!! 
Dr. Daniel Amen is a double board certified adult and child psychiatrist and Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is the medical director of Amen Clinics, Inc. He is widely regarded as a gifted teacher, taking complex concepts in neuropsychiatry and imaging and making them easily accessible to other professionals and patients alike. 

by Satu Korby, LPC on October 12th, 2013

 "Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you really need to do, in order to have what you want."
―  Margaret Young

This quote is fantastic. It is exactly what I have learned in the years I have been involved in psychotherapy and counseling, whether it be in graduate school, with my clients, in my training, or in my own life.

I read this quote in the book "The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who Think You're Supposed To Be and Embrace Who You Are" by Brené Brown. I am sharing it today because this fits exactly what I believe and the way I have been working with clients for years. I hope you read it and it helps you as much as this concept has helped me.  

Have a fantastic day!

by Satu Korby, MA, LPC on October 2nd, 2013

From Brené Brown: 

"We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection."

 - From The Gifts of Imperfection:  Let Go of Who You Think You Are Supposed To Be and Embrace Who You Are     

by Satu Korby, LPC on September 17th, 2013

Here is a great quote for the day: 

"Developing the habits that support relationship success is probably the single most important task a person can accomplish in his or her lifetime. "

- Brent Atkinson

by Satu Korby, MA, LPC on June 14th, 2013

Relationships: Many people dismiss bits of information about their partner that turn out to be warning signs for future trouble. These subtle feelings are actually your gut telling you to pay attention to something. Are you worried about your relationship or having issues? In therapy, there is a lot you can do to help yourself and your partnership. 

Anxiety: You are not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older — that's 20% of people in this age group in a given year — suffer from some form of anxiety. Yet often people think they are the only ones and may feel embarrassed to get help. Stress is big part of our society and relief is a phone call away.

Divorce: Once a couple decides they want a divorce, they are often not truly ready for it. Many couples who decide to leave their marriages have not had enough time to evaluate their feelings, thoughts, or options. As a result, they are unprepared for the roller coaster of emotions, the complicated legal system, and the many life-changing decisions that they will need to make. Getting help in this process can make a huge difference in the outcome and the quality of your life. 

Therapy: Did you know that engaging in at least 6 months of counseling can help you feel 87% to 92% better? According to a study published by the American Psychological Association, 87% of study participants who reported feeling “very poor” and 92% who reported  "fairly poor" when starting therapy, reported feeling better at “very good or good” with 6 months of therapy.

by Satu Korby, MA, LPC on May 8th, 2013

Hi, this is Satu. I am just starting this blog process. I will be writing about different topics periodically that I am hoping will help bring insights and new information to people visiting my website. Please feel free to comment or ask for topics to be discussed. I am open to suggestions and my purpose is to give information and assistance to as many people as possible. My ultimate goal is to help you create the life that you want and make it very satisfying and fulfilling for you. Here we go....

Thanks for visiting,