I decided to start Stream of Connections to share my thoughts, emotions, opinions, reactions, and perceptions. Let's just face it, we are all having the same human experiences, it just looks different for everyone. One thing is consistent though, the thoughts and emotions we have are more or less along the same lines.

My goal is to shed and put light on the deeper parts of our thoughts and emotions because, I hope this is not a surprise, but, our society and individual cultures are more or less built on avoiding it and covering it up with the next big and best thing, the newest and latest.  We are constantly distracted by literally everything- fashion, TV/movies, cars, money, politics, education, etc- which means that we either don’t get the opportunity or don’t make the time to be present to connect to ourselves, our loved ones, and others.

So, with these shares, I want to help you reel yourself back to you- help you feel connected, connect to yourself and to others- to have a better understanding of yourself and inspire you to have the life you deserve and live a fulfilling life- and lastly, to have permission to be yourself and be human. But please, these shares are not advice or therapy and should not be used as a replacement of actual mental health treatment.

And who am I you may ask… Well, I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. I have my own private practice called Therapy With Daria (therapywithdaria.com), where I help individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, healing from relationships and codependency, grief/loss, personal development/growth, and stress management. Other tidbits about me: I am currently enrolled in yoga teacher training, I love to read, be at the beach or in the mountains, get creative, do yoga, hike (easy trails though!), archery, October, and spending quality time with my family and friends.

Thank you for being here.

Sending you lots of light, love, and blessings.

Daria Stepanian, LMFT