Category Archives: Colleague to Colleague

Meeting Resistance? Take Heart!

It happens. Sooner or later, virtually all clients/patients become resistant to our professional help. They forget appointments or [...]

LOVE, and its many meanings in the therapeutic process

In February, we Americans have several traditional holidays, celebrating our two greatest presidents, Washington and Lincoln, [...]

New Year’s Resolutions: Hope vs. Doubt

At this time of year, almost everyone is wishing each other “Happy New Year,” even to strangers. It is a universal wish that we all [...]

Families – Always a Factor

It was already a truism in mental health circles more than sixty years ago: when a “problem” child is brought for therapy, and progress [...]

When Summer Ends, What Begins?

Whether or not a person – therapist, client/patient, or anyone – actually takes a summer vacation, there is a universal awareness that [...]

Temptations in Clinical Encounters

Our community of psychotherapists has evolved a set of rules for all its members, without exception.  These rules embody decades of [...]

Mindfulness: Self-awareness vs. Self-criticism

The beginning of a new year traditionally is a time of fresh starts and planned improvements in one’s life.  While we psychotherapists [...]

Transparency Without Overexposure, Boundaries Without Remoteness

We therapists are paid to be nosey—in a professional way, of course.  We get to ask strangers we’ve just met about their love life, [...]

When Death Threatens Someone Close to the Therapist – What to Expect – Really, not Ideally

We know how to deal with grief in our clients/patients.  We know how to help someone who is very ill go through the various stages and [...]

Guest Blog: 5 Warning Signs that Enabling is Ruining Your Relationships – and You!

Family and friends mean everything to Marissa. And like many women, Marissa was encouraged and rewarded, since childhood, for being [...]

What if You Just Don’t Like the Person? Professional responsibilities and limitations

We therapists know how to deal with a client/patient who is “stuck.”  But if we are the ones who are stuck, even after competent [...]

Engagement with Colleagues: Support, Advice, Community, or not?

Human personality is so complex, and its problems can take so many different forms, that no one person can understand it entirely or [...]

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