As the new year approaches, here are 8 bits of wisdom to help make it a great year: 1. Focus on what’s ahead, not on past failures or regrets 2. Take care of your basic needs (sleep, exercise, healthy food, relaxation) 3. Socialize with positive people 4. Remember that challenges are temporary; things will get better 5. Seek emotional support from […]
Yesterday I attended a service to remember those who died this year while homeless. 39 men and women were memorialized. The youngest two (in their 20’s) were brothers who I knew briefly through my work at EHC’s youth shelter. Through a sad set of circumstances the older brother died earlier this year and his younger brother died just this month. […]
I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful day of Thanksgiving yesterday. I am so grateful for all of you – my courageous clients and supportive colleagues and friends. Let’s continue to practice an attitude of Thanksgiving every day!
I recently finished reading Daniel Gilbert’s Stumbling on Happiness. It was a very interesting read. Dr. Gilbert explores why we wrongly predict what will make us happy.
I am reading Emotional Freedom by Judith Orloff, MD. I’m about halfway through and have already recommended it two clients who I know will love it. Dr. Orloff taps into spirituality, intuition, and dreams to complement traditional cognitive and behavioral approaches to changing negative thoughts and feelings. I suggest you add it to your reading list, too.
Congratulations to all of you who have gathered the courage to come to counseling! It’s an amazing journey of self-discovery.
I really enjoy being a therapist. Yes, it’s hard work, but generally very gratifying. I love getting to know my clients and their life stories. Everyone is unique and interesting and it is truly a gift to be apart of my Clients’ lives. Many years ago I worked at a non-profit agency with adolescents who were court ordered to attend […]
Therapy is a big investment of time and money. We also know it is a lot of work and can have a huge payoff. Here are a few suggestions for getting the most out of therapy. Keep your appointments: It seems obvious, but many people are inconsistent with their attendance and don’t make therapy sessions a priority. Nothing slows […]