Mother’s Day got you down? Or maybe it’s her birthday. Or Christmas. Thanksgiving. The last day of school. Father’s Day is the one that gets me weepy and blue. Certain anniversaries? Please. Whatever your reason, whatever the season, holidays and special occasions can be mental health challenges, even in the best of times. Not to mentionContinue reading “How to Get Through Mother’s Day When You’re Dreading It”
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When Your Client Is Silent. Don’t Panic! Try Therapeutic Writing.
It happens: Your session begins in the usual way, either sitting in expectant silence, or posing an open-ended question. Your client looks at you blankly and says, “I really don’t have much going on today.” You ask a few more pointed questions. No, everything’s going pretty well, actually. Yeah, feeling pretty good. Great. Session over?Continue reading “When Your Client Is Silent. Don’t Panic! Try Therapeutic Writing.”
Have Your Therapy Sessions Gone Stale? Try These Pro Tips
Therapists love their work. But the truth is, even the most dedicated therapists can face times when their sessions feel stale. There’s nothing quite as difficult as trying to infuse your sessions with life when you yourself feel uninspired—and a little panicked. There’s nothing wrong with developing a grab bag of tried and trued activitiesContinue reading “Have Your Therapy Sessions Gone Stale? Try These Pro Tips”