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Roamers Therapy Glossary

Over the past few years, we have been reflecting on some mental health terms that we discussed with our clients during sessions or heard from popular culture. This glossary is our attempt to compile and share such reflections as an accessible resource. Please be mindful that contents of our glossary should not be considered professional advice, therapeutic prescriptions, or a substitution for a relationship with a mental health professional.

A

Abandonment Spectrum

Affirmations

Allies

Anorexia Nervosa

Antisocial Personality Disorder

Anxiety

Apologizing

Avoidant Personality Disorder

Avoidant-style Coping

B

Balanced Perspective

Bids

Bipolar Disorder

Body Image

Borderline Personality Disorder

Breadcrumbing

Bulimia Nervosa

Burnout

C

Cancel Culture

Closure

Chosen Family

Codependency

Collectivism

Congruence

Coping

Core Beliefs

Co-regulation

D

Dangers of Dichotomous Thinking

Desensitization

Dichotomous Thinking

Doorknob Phenomenon

E

Emotional Dysregulation

Emotional Labor

Emotional Masochism

Empathy

Ethical Non-Monogamy

Extraversion

F

Fallacies of Fairness

Fantasy versus Reality

Feeling Stuck in Therapy

Forgiveness

Fortune Telling

Four Horsemen

Friendship Within Romantic Partnerships

G

Gaslighting

Generational Trauma

Ghosting

Gratitude

Gridlocking

Grudges

Guilt

H

HAES (Health at Every Size)

Harm Reduction

Healing Myths

Healthy Communication

Hyperarousal

I

Imposter Syndrome

Infidelity

Internalized Stigma

J

K

L

LGBTQIA+ Pride

Locus of Control

Loneliness

Love Languages

M

Mental Filtering

Mental Health Myths

Mental Health Risks

Micro Self-care

Minority Stress

Myths about Therapist

N

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

New Year’s Resolutions

Nutrition

O

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

P

Panic Attack

People Pleasing

Perfectionism

Persistent Depression

Personal Boundaries

Platonic Love

Pools of Grief

Preparing for a Therapy Session

Productivity Guilt

Psychosis

Q

R

Radical Acceptance

Reciprocity versus mutuality

Relationship Agreements

Relationship Cycling

Relationship Needs

Relationship problems

Relationship Repetition Syndrome

Relationship stress responses

Resistance

Rumination

S

Sad days

Selfisness vs Selflessness

Schizophrenia

Self Abandonment

Self Awareness

Self Compassion

Self-soothing

Social Comparison

SMART Goals

Social Identities

Sound Relationship House

Space

Stages of Burnout

Sunday Scaries

T

Toxic Femininity

Toxic Masculinity

Toxic Positivity

Trauma-Informed Leadership

Trauma Experiences and Responses

Trauma Dumping

Transference

Triggers

Turning Towards

Types of Empathy

U

Unconditional Positive Regard

Unhelpful Thinking

Urgency

V

Valentine’s Day

Validating

Venting

Victim Blaming

W

White Fragility

Work Boundaries

Work Inequities

X

Y

Z