Therapeutic Thursday: Stories as Messages for the Psychic Self

Prepare yourself. This topic is one my favorite things. Sounds “woo-woo” doesn’t it? “Messages for the Psychic Self” seems a

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Therapeutic Thursday: Relationship Bill of Rights

After posting this, I’ve been wanting to start a “Therapeutic Thursday,” because counseling topics are fun. Really? Yes, really. Counseling

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Why We Need Anger (Just Like Every Other Emotion)

For a recent group counseling session on anger, I read up on some various perspectives on the fiery emotion we

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“Speaks For Me”: Our Experience at an Earth Day Purification Sweat Lodge

We celebrated Earth Day by spending Saturday night in a tent with a dozen half-naked sweaty people, and as odd as

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6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Relationship Today — Like, Right Now

Happy Valentine’s Day! Okay, that’s out of the way, now let’s be real. As a counselor, I learned all kinds of

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10 Experiences Only Mental Health Workers Will Understand: Part 4

Uno mas! 1. When you call someone out in session: Especially the parents…   2. What you thought mental illness would

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14 Signs You’ve Found Your Life’s Calling

“This is what I was meant to do.” “I cannot imagine my life any other way.” “I could lose everything,

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10 Experiences Only Mental Health Workers Will Understand: Part 3

They just keep coming… 1. Your stages of confusion when the paperwork changes: WHY.   2. And…then the paperwork changes

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10 Experiences Only Mental Health Workers Will Understand: Part 2

Are you ready? 1. When you have to explain that you’re not a psychiatrist: For the millionth time — a

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10 Experiences Only Mental Health Workers Will Understand

Hey, counselors, social workers, family therapists — this one’s for you: 1. When you see your client in public: You

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