It's been a while since I've posted! This is partly because I am developing a second specialty, which is the field of grief and loss. As as therapist I feel as though I have some competence in treating these issues, but my goal is to be more than competent. I want to be better at … Continue reading Five misconceptions about grief and loss
It's a story I've heard more than once. A client really wants to see me as their therapist, but I am not in-network for their insurance company. Now their choice is either to pay out of pocket to see me (a potentially expensive proposition) or find someone else. You may be surprised to learn that … Continue reading How do you see a therapist that is out of network?
I'm convinced that most of us at one time or another have eaten when we weren't hungry. I'm also pretty convinced that many of us have eaten when we are feeling stressed, anxious, angry, sad, frustrated, bored, lonely, you name it! I have my own comfort foods. The purpose of this kind of eating is … Continue reading How to Stop Emotional Eating
I have been getting messages from life lately teaching me how to react when I feel like giving up. Don't we all feel like giving up sometimes? I have felt that way in my career, in my schooling, and in my personal life in one way or another. My clients have expressed to me similar … Continue reading Five ideas on what to do when you feel like giving up
It's been longer than I would like since my last blog entry. I apologize for this, life got pretty busy for me. In thinking of what I could write about today, I was reminded of how often we hear some sort of criticism in our lives--constructive or the other kind--and how tough of a time … Continue reading Three simple steps for dealing with criticism
There are lots of techniques out there to control and manage our anxiety and worry. I'll list three more that have been shown to help you to relax, and/or function effectively in spite of your anxiety. Progressive Muscle Relaxation Some of you have heard of this before. This is a technique developed by Dr. Edmund … Continue reading What to do when you worry too much, part 2
You've decided the problems or challenges you have need the attention of a professional, and have decided to seek one out. Congratulations, that decision takes courage. The first thing I tell clients during our initial session is how much I respect their decision to push out of their comfort zone and talk to me. After … Continue reading How to find the right therapist for you when searching online
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