Most therapists read a lot. Between graduate school and continuing education requirements, we have been exposed to many excellent, insightful books. I thought I would share some books I think everyone should read. Books are not a substitute for needed therapy, but if you really … [Read more...] about Books Everyone Should Read
Relationship problems are a common reason people pursue therapy. And not surprisingly, many clients have been more than a little frustrated they are the ones talking to me, when clearly their partner or family member is the one with the problem! They have nagged and scolded and … [Read more...] about Why Should I Go to Therapy When He (She) Is the Problem?!
I am old enough to remember the assassination of President Kennedy, the race riots, the Vietnam protests, and the Watergate scandal. Granted I was young, but I definitely picked up on the angst and anger of those around me. I can remember a Canadian friend asking me at that time … [Read more...] about Living in Contentious Times
The beginning of the school year is exciting and full of possibilities. Before you dive into your schoolwork, take a step back and look at the big picture. Do you have what it takes to succeed in this world? Maybe you have asked that question. We knew what we had to do to get … [Read more...] about Improving Your Odds of Success
I believe it is safe to say most of us are stressed and weary. We want the chaos and uncertainty to go away but there is no end in sight. In my last blog I talked mostly about the mindset that will help us weather the storm, but this time I want to address some practical things … [Read more...] about Taking Care of Yourself During Times of Stress
These are strange times. The world as we know it is changing. As we well know, change is uncomfortable. We have to grieve the world we knew, accept the changes, and adapt to the challenges the future will bring. How should we respond? Cultivate compassion for yourself and … [Read more...] about How Should We Respond to Crisis?