Online Therapy Hack

Let’s just start this out by me saying I am a huge believer in counseling. I spent 18 months in weekly counseling after my divorce.

Y’all. 75 sessions.

She saw it all. The good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between. It was the best investment into my own self care that I have ever made. I firmly believe everyone should have an unbiased person to talk things through with. 

I also understand though, that some days a good vent session is order. My friends are my go-to for a good session of airing all my feelings. However when I’m in the mood to vent, it’s not always an opportune time to talk it out for them. As moms, we don’t always have the luxury of time. It could be the middle of the night, while you’re rocking the baby or when you’re waiting for an appointment. These probably aren’t the best times to pick up the phone and tell your best friend all your feelings. Or perhaps you just are so upset or hurt that no words can really form. These are all normal instances and I’d like to share with you what works for me.


It’s not a ground breaking idea but really a simple one. I know I’ve spent hours surfing Pinterest while rocking babies to sleep. Perusing house plans, birthday party ideas and room decor can take me down rabbit trails for hours. I’ve pinned clothes I’ll never buy and recipes I’ll never make. 

So I decided that I was going to make Pinterest therapeutic for me. 

They must have agreed with me because several years ago they introduced secret boards. Meaning only you can see them. If you haven’t seen this great feature, go check it out now!

I keep several boards depending on seasons of life, feelings or just dreams that I’m not ready to share. These are tools you can use to help you through sad days, losses, divorce, job struggles, mom life and whatever else that you need to think about but aren’t wanting to share. 

I used mine steadily through my divorce and looking back, I can see a progression. From anger, hurt, denial, to acceptance, healing and growth. My board has been through it all with me.

So the next time you really need to talk through something consider pinning your way through it! 

Carlie is a divorced mom of five. She moved to Lafayette 22 years ago from a small town in-between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. She has four young adult children from her first marriage that ended after 19 years, Christopher, Cara, Clay and Cade. She has a one year old daughter, Poppy Mae with her significant other, Joey. She is a work-at-home mother who is a freelance writer and photographer/owner of Carlie Anne Collective. Organized chaos and tons of lists are her style. Carlie loves to workout, travel, visit with her friends, bike with Poppy Mae in their neighborhood, attend outdoor concerts, eat out at local restaurants, walk aimlessly through stores looking for good deals and swing in her hammock while chatting about her BST addiction with her online friends. She keeps an active Instagram account as a photo journal of her days.