When a person first begins therapy, she is likely to say to the therapist, “I just want this feeling/problem/burden to go away. Can you fix it? Now?” Sometimes it’s said in a half-joking half-serious manner, but oftentimes it’s whispered as a desperate plea. The truth is that if there were a magic cure all, there would be […]
Life is full of changes. This week I learned that a friend of mine has been promoted and will move across the country soon. A few days after that, my phone rang and I was told a family member’s cancer has returned. And just this morning a friend of mine’s infant daughter was admitted to […]
Chances are, if you’re not in therapy, someone you know is. A recent survey, commissioned by Psychology Today, found that 27% of Americans (approximately 59 million people) made use of psychological services within the two years prior to the survey. Of those who did seek counseling, an overwhelming majority of respondents (80%) reported that it was […]
Sure you will have to do some work during the process. You will have to trust your therapist and be willing to talk to her. But a seasoned therapist will provide a safe place for you to share and knows just which interventions and practices to use to help you on your journey. A skilled […]
If you are wondering whether or not you may benefit from counseling this blog is for you. When people think of counseling I think one of the first things they think of is depression.
Treat others as you want them to treat you. Most of us know the Golden Rule, even if we do not practice it as often as we should. This rule encourages us to treat others with the dignity and respect humanity deserves. By doing this, we aim to inspire others to act in positive ways […]