Yelp-Proof Your Clinical Practice – Alpha Launch!

The most common consultation question I’m asked is “What can I do about the negative Yelp review I just received?” Until now, there hasn’t been much that we can do other than do good work, listen to our clients’ feedback, and hope that we don’t upset someone enough for them to want to publicly complain … Continued

50 Things Therapists Need to Know About Working with LGBTQ Couples

The Bay Area organization, Gaylesta, (The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Psychotherapists Association of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area) is organizing a project called 50 Things You Need to Know About Working with LGBTQ Couples. They are asking both psychotherapists and LGBTQ couples who have gone to therapy to submit brief information about that experience … Continued

A Guide to Choosing a Kink-Aware Therapist

I’m very pleased to announce that the National Coalition for Sexual Freedom has published an article I co-wrote with Geri Weitzman, Ph.D. on choosing a kink-aware therapist. You can find both the long article (16 pages) and a short FAQ on the Kink-Aware Professionals page. Here is a direct link to download the printable pdf of … Continued

Site Update: For Consumers of Psychotherapy Services

I have created a new page on my site which is a compilation of my blog posts geared towards consumers of psychotherapy. For Clients is a good place to start if you’re seeking more information about theoretical orientations, dual relationships, how therapy differs from advice-giving, and other information for therapy clients. I will keep that … Continued

Friday Hours Available in April

Beginning April 2nd, I will begin offering limited Friday hours in my private practice. If you are interested in Friday afternoon sessions at 12, 1pm, or 2pm, these times will become available.

Social Media Policy & Updates to Office Procedures

I have uploaded my Social Media Policy and have made some minor updates to my current Office Procedures and Agreement for Psychotherapy Services. If you are a current client, I will update you on the changes and have you sign a new Acknowledgment of Notifications form to indicate that you are aware of these changes … Continued

Updated Private Practice Social Media Policy

Update: March 31, 2010 Please note that since this original blog post, I have updated my Social Media Policy to include information about location-based check-ins and some other items not mentioned on this page. You are welcome to download the current document. Other clinicians may copy, share, or adapt this policy to suit your own … Continued

I'm Not a Rock Star! (More Thoughts on Facebook Fanning)

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits Yesterday, I posted a draft of my Social Media Policy for Psychotherapy on this blog. I also included a link on Twitter. I made it clear that this was a work in progress and asked folks … Continued

On the Difference Between Therapy and Giving Advice

“But what should I do?” It doesn’t happen often, but once in awhile, I will meet with a client who asks me some variation of the above. The thing that is most challenging (to me) about clients who directly ask what they should do is that they are usually those who are experiencing the most … Continued

September Dissertation Support Group Has Openings

My San Francisco based Dissertation Support Group had a successful August. The group is continuing and will be temporarily open to new members who want to begin in September. This is a low-fee way to get support and get unlocked from the procrastination cycle. Days: September 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 Time: Wednesdays, 4:00 … Continued