Why I’m Not Going to Therapy

Earlier this year, I was considering going to a cancer support group. I thought that being in a group with people who are oncology patients might help me learn how to be with this reality. I also considered a caregiver support group for people who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s dementia, because the unique pain … Read more

Lifeboats, Boundaries and Self Preservation

Recently I made the difficult decision to reduce my sense of responsibility for someone I love. It was the most difficult decision I’ve had to make in a long line of challenging life circumstances. It is a problem that so many people face on a day to day basis. Our therapy clients come in with … Read more

Writing My Blog Used to be Easy

Writing my blog used to be easy: I wrote about what was on my mind that week. Typically that centered around work. I was inspired by the discussions I had with supervisees or colleagues. The range of topics was always relevant to the subject areas I write about. Other times my blog posts were inspired … Read more

Journey to Better Sleep

As therapists we are taught the assessment value of sleep, particularly as it relates to mental health. We know that problems with sleep can hint at underlying disorders like depressive disorders and anxiety disorders. I am hopeful that most of us know that sleep and the quality of sleep also points to overall health. We … Read more