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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

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

Empathy

Ethical Non-Monogamy

Extraversion

F

Fallacies of Fairness

Fantasy versus Reality

Forgiveness

Fortune Telling

Four Horsemen

Friendship Within Romantic Partnerships

G

Gaslighting

Generational Trauma

Ghosting

Gratitude

Gridlocking

Grudges

Guilt

H

HAES (Health at Every Size)

Healthy Communication

Hyperarousal

I

Imposter Syndrome

Infidelity

J

K

L

LGBTQIA+ Pride

Locus of Control

Loneliness

Love Languages

M

Mental Filtering

Micro Self-care

Minority Stress

N

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

New Year’s Resolutions

Nutrition

O

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

P

Panic Attack

Perfectionism

Persistent Depression

Personal Boundaries

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

S

Sad days

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

Transference

Turning Towards

U

Unconditional Positive Regard

Unhelpful Thinking

Urgency

V

Validating

Venting

Victim Blaming

W

White Fragility

Work Boundaries

X

Y

Z