Why do you want to be a Psychotherapist?

What is the reason you want(ed) to be a Counselor/Psychotherapist? In my ten years of teaching counseling graduate students, there were some common themes in response to the question(s) about why they wanted to be a counselor/psychotherapist. In no particular order the responses were typically as follows: People come to me with their problems. Everyone … Read more

So You Want to Write a Blog

Some Things to Consider about Writing a Blog There are many reasons to write a blog. I think the best reason lies somewhere between the personal and the professional. Here are some considerations: Do you enjoy writing? Do you have something to share? Do you have a target audience? Do you have access to peoples’ … Read more

Therapist’s Self Disclosure

Three Types of Therapist’s Self Disclosure There are various types of a therapist’s self disclosure. Some self disclosure is about the therapist’s personal history like family, relationships, and trauma. Another form is about the therapist’s values, which is something that might be disclosed at the outset of therapy if those values have an impact on … Read more

“Tabula Rasa” and The Art of Self Disclosure: It’s Not About Us…It’s About Them

As many of you know, I’m a counselor, coach, consultant and trainer; however my largest role in the past 8-10 years has been clinical supervisor. Clinical Supervision Supervision in counseling means something very different than it does in other fields. The clinical supervisor is: an ally; a mentor; a teacher; an evaluator; a guide; a … Read more