Why We Continue to Make the Same Mistakes

When you look at your life as I do mine,  you will undoubtedly notice mistakes. Often these mistakes resemble one another. As human beings we have a tendency to make the same mistakes over and over again. There are some very good reasons why we repeat our mistakes. Below are a few of them. #1-Bad … Read more

You are Responsible for Your Own Well-Being

You are Responsible for Yourself! It may be a difficult truth but it is a cornerstone of well-being…you are responsible for yourself.  As therapists, we are too often charged with helping others improve their self esteem or self concept.  The truth is that feeling good about one’s self takes time to cultivate. Some people view … Read more

Responsibility vs Blame – Looking at the Whole Picture

Disgruntled Adults say “Fix this kid!” At times I grow weary of the stories I am told from therapists about children and teens that they are treating. Weary because too often the therapist is reporting the same narrative. The story goes like this: “The child/teen acted out. How can I get them to stop or … Read more

How Do You Feel About Being an Adult?

Why Do Some Therapists Find it Easier to Relate to Children? Whenever I meet Counselors who are reluctant about therapy with adult clients…I get very curious. Why do some find it easier to relate to children? I recognize that the nurturing and protective instincts play a part. In fact, that is exactly why some of us … Read more