Considerations in Choosing a Therapist

Since I have been a therapist for a number of years now, I have often been the first therapist a person has seen.  Other times I’ve heard about people’s difficulties and frustrations in finding the right therapist.  And since a certain match and the right expertise are essential, I may not always be the bestContinue reading “Considerations in Choosing a Therapist”

In a rut? …Then shake it up!

This is something I find myself saying to clients all of the time. Often, people report feeling depressed, anxious, holding themselves back, not accomplishing a goal, achieving some success only to give up, or otherwise just staying stuck in the same old patterns. They recognize it, but their efforts to change always seem to falter,Continue reading “In a rut? …Then shake it up!”

Why Wait? Why Summer is a Good Time to Connect to the Right Resources

  Every summer most therapists who work with children and adolescents see a noticeable dip in their caseloads.  Kids go to camp, families go on vacation, or they just want to take a break from their usual routines.  For many families, their children’s problems seem to occur mainly in the school environment, so when schoolContinue reading “Why Wait? Why Summer is a Good Time to Connect to the Right Resources”

7 Tips for Reducing Family Stress

Anyone with a family knows that family life can be stressful- with work; busy schedules; often conflicting activities; trying to meet everyone’s wants and needs; constant demands for time and money; and of course the unexpected. Some times are easier than others, but often our resources are limited (time, money, or our ability to handleContinue reading “7 Tips for Reducing Family Stress”