Pride or Shame Sadly, mental health concerns continue to be a source of shame for many people. What would people think of me if they knew I was in therapy? Sometimes clients are heaping shame on themselves, and sometimes family or friends are shaming them for needing help. … [Read more...] about 4 Common Reasons People Avoid Getting Help
I went to counseling this week. (Yes, counselors have counselors, too.) I’ve had a longstanding relationship with my therapist, scheduling appointments off and on when I’ve needed some extra help navigating seasons of life for the last eight years or so. Sometimes that’s meant … [Read more...] about When Counseling Is Not What You Thought
Finding a new counselor can be confusing, to say the least. There are all kinds of different licenses, specializations, theories, approaches, the list goes on… How the heck are you supposed to decipher all of the different varieties of information you see on the internet? We … [Read more...] about How to Find a Counselor
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?!
If you’ve never been to counseling before, it may seem scary and unknown. In fact, there’s a chance that the uncertainty of therapy is what has kept you from pursuing it before. What are your perceptions of what counseling is like or the kinds of people who go to counseling? Take … [Read more...] about What To Expect When You Go To Counseling
Is Therapy the Right Choice? We all have our stereotypes of therapy, from Woody Allen-style daily psychoanalysis to Saturday Night Life spoofs of therapists parroting back everything a clients says. I have clients tell me they have had many frustrating experiences with therapy … [Read more...] about Is Therapy Right for Me?