Clients often call asking to make a “new patient appointment,” though I never use the term "patient" when talking about the individuals who work with me. Let’s talk about the impact of words on the therapeutic relationship and how that relationship manifests in my own practice.
All too often a client thinks the therapist is going to do all the work. After all, you’re paying them, why should you have to put in any labor?
Dr. Kevin Hyde explores the power of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) while also sharing his personal experience with it in grad school.
It can seem puzzling to figure out whether couples counseling is called for, or how to even make such a decision. So I’ll let you in on a little secret that should make this much easier for you.
Jennifer Vera, MFT on Apr 30, 2018
I have found myself continually returning to the theme of self-care: how do we take care of ourselves and others in the face of violence and oppression? How do we find the line between complicity and avoidance, and self-preservation?