Practicing Acts of Kindness

November 13th is World Kindness Day.  Although I love the idea that kindness is being singled out and honored with its own special day, I know you would agree that every day needs to be “kindness day.” 

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The Importance of Trauma Informed Assessments

Many years ago, when I was in graduate school, I was taught the assessment phase of treatment should take place in the first one to three sessions, followed by six...

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Is it Time to Return to Your Face-to-Face Practice?

Five months ago, the decision to switch to tele-therapy was made for us when our communities went into lockdown. Regardless of how we philosophically or clinically felt about the pros and cons of online therapy, if we wanted to continue our therapeutic work, we accepted the fact that subscribing to an online platform was a reality and a necessity.

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Coronavirus: Navigating Anxious Times – Coping strategies to keep your anxiety above the curve.

Understandably, these are anxious times, as information about the coronavirus spreads throughout the U.S. and the world, people are experiencing varying degrees of worry and trepidation. Anxiety is often triggered by an event or situation that is inherently stressful, or has uncertainty attached to it.

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Intellectualizations vs. Emotional Connection

Learn why many clients present trauma-based experiences with emotional detachment and the importance of not pathologizing this in treatment.

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Why Mental Health Awareness Month is So Crucial

When we focus on a person’s mental health, we look at the ways in which it impacts their thoughts, emotions, moods, ability to relate to others, efficacy at work and school, and their behavioral choices.

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An Important Metaphor for Therapy

As I walked my dog in the neighborhood, I was struck by the rebirth of foliage that was either starting to reveal its budding flowers or was already showing off its brilliant yellow and pink blossoms.

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How to Keep Clients from Downplaying Their Own Accomplishments in Therapy

Understand why we need to be careful, during therapy, as we listen to clients compare their own accomplishments with those of others. Learn what we can do to counteract our...

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Challenging the Myths of Medication Therapy – Part 2

When warranted, and facilitated by a physician, medication may enable clients to do the work that you want to do with them in the therapy process. Part 2 of this...

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Challenging the Myths of Medication Therapy – Part 1

Many clients see taking medication as a sign of weakness. However, taking medication when indicated as part of the therapeutic process, can have a positive effect on your clients’ cognitive...

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