Category Archives: For Professionals

Information and articles of interest for professionals

Matthews Counseling & Coaching Welcomes New Practitioners

After five years of solo private practice in Chester Springs I have formed a group. I love practicing in my home community, and I hope to be able to reach more people, while providing a broader range of services. Please … Continue reading

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Seeking a therapist to join the team!

As Matthews Counseling & Coaching grows and I’m often on a wait list or referring potential clients to other providers, it’s time to add another therapist to meet the needs of the community. I’m looking for someone part-time to start, … Continue reading

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How to know if you need therapy

“I don’t know (or I’m not sure) if I need therapy”…  I hear this a lot- and understandably, when I speak with someone for the first time, it could be the first time they have talked to a therapist.  In … Continue reading

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Do just one thing…

I speak with people all of the time, frustrated with themselves for being unable to make a change, or unable to stick to anything to get the results they want.  Sure, life gets busy, or things happen, or our motivation … Continue reading

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Do you REALLY want what you say you do?

 photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net/stuartmiles  You might say, “What kind of question is that?”  It’s a serious one, though.  We all want things, and we all say we have goals, but how clear is our picture of what these are- and how … Continue reading

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“We all want the same things, for pretty much the same reasons”

This is a phrase I use from time to time, whenever I feel myself getting caught up in other people’s emotions or annoyed by their behavior.  I read it in an article on the subject, which essentially talked about having … Continue reading

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5 Words I Have Come To Hate As A Psychologist Being a psychologist, I sit with people every day and listen to their lives- what makes them happy or sad, what they like or dislike, how they see things, and … Continue reading

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An Experience at the 2015 APA State Leadership Conference

Here is a write-up I did for a colleague on my experience at this year’s APA State Leadership Conference.  She has a blog for Early Career Psychologists (ECPs): http://www.ecpproject.com.  My article may appear there, but  I thought I would still … Continue reading

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10 Things to Think About Before You Open a Private Practice

Like most aspiring psychologists, you either planned to enter private practice one day, or you have thought about it.  According to a recent survey I conducted over the PPA listserv, the top goal of respondents (N = 76) was to … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Reasons to Join the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) as an Early Career Psychologist

I have been involved in my professional organizations, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA) since graduate school.  For me it’s important for a lot of reasons- networking, mentorship, advocating for important issues, and helping to advance … Continue reading

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