The Money Issue

Money There is a recurring theme in my discussions with supervisees and colleagues. The discussions are also happening on listservs and on social media. That theme is “money” and experience of lack, worry or concern! Supervisees by and large lament the low wages & fees that they earn coming out of graduate school. There is … Read more

Who is in Your Circle? Energy Drainers and the Art of Setting Limits

Vital Energy There are many ways to be depleted of the vital energy necessary for a fulfilling life! The most surefire way to deplete your energy is to give too much of yourself, your skills, your talents, your time and your attention to- people, things, events, opportunities, and obligations that don’t merit your presence or … Read more

Be Here! Living with Bouts of Clinical Depression

4 Mental Health Professionals Dead from Suicide In recent months, my local therapist community lost 4 mental health professionals to suicide.  Clearly as professionals in the field, we know all too well the high degree of suffering that people with depression endure.  We know that for those who are chronically depressed it is sometimes a daily … Read more

Wants vs. Needs – An Approach to Goal Setting and Professional Development

What Do You Need? A vital element in goal setting involves assessment. If you don’t explore what you want alongside what you need, you can end up very dissatisfied with your results and likely abandon your goals all together. Your needs include: health, wellness and safety; fun, recreation and relaxation; social, family and love relationships; … Read more