When Therapists Make Mistakes

We don’t often talk about therapeutic blunders, although they happen all the time. There are so many ways for therapists to fail clients. There is probably the most common: a mismatch of styles, or a therapist who is not really helping her client. Then there are those moments when perhaps we fail our clients by … Continued

Dissertation Support Group – New Times

My ongoing weekly support group for graduate students in the dissertation phase of their academic careers will be meeting this August. This is an ongoing group which you may sign up for on a monthly basis. The time of the group is Wednesdays, from 4:00pm – 5:30pm. This group is recommended if you wish to … Continued

The Google Question: Should Therapists Google Their Clients?

This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits DeeAnna Merz Nagel posted an entry today on the American Counseling Association’s blog entitled Is it okay to “Google” your client?. This is a great question, and a timely one, as it seems to be coming … Continued

Demystifying Therapy: What's a Reflecting Team?

In my last post, I plugged the low-fee therapy services of the Argosy University Clinic. I mentioned that this clinic utilizes reflecting teams and I promised to write more about why I think they are fantastic. Here I am fulfilling my promise! What is a Reflecting Team? A reflecting team is a group of about … Continued

Low-fee Therapy Services in Alameda, CA

I don’t usually use my blog to talk about other therapy providers, but if you live in the Bay Area and know someone who needs low-fee therapy, please let them know about the Argosy University Clinic in Alameda. They currently have openings for new clients. The clinicians are a group of caring and skillful doctoral … Continued

Demystifying Therapy: Other Therapeutic Approaches

A reader wrote to ask why I did not include Drama Therapy or Expressive Arts in my Theoretical Orientation post. My honest answer is that I have encountered these approaches less often than the others included in the first post. However, you may find practitioners who use these approaches, along with Hakomi. Thus, I’m adding … Continued

Demystifying Therapy: What's a Theoretical Orientation?

Finding a therapist who is a good match for you can sometimes feel like a very mysterious process. Of course, as in any relationship, some sort of undefinable chemistry is part of what helps you know that you feel good speaking to this person as opposed to someone else. But then there are other factors … Continued

Dissertation Support Group Currently Has Openings

I am offering an ongoing weekly support group for graduate students who are in the dissertation phase of their academic career. Learn how to structure your time while getting support from others who are moving through a similar process. Many students struggle with different aspects of the dissertation. You may be experiencing isolation, procrastination, time-management … Continued

The Yelp Dilemma: Clients Reviewing Their Therapists on Review Sites

*November 5, 2012: If you’re interested in the Alpha launch of my new Getting Better product for getting feedback from your psychotherapy clients, after treatment has ended, read this post. This article is part of an online course: Digital and Social Media Ethics for Psychotherapists for 8 CE credits Recently, I attended Mental Health Camp, … Continued

Ongoing Dissertation Group Starting in SF in April

The dissertation process can be a challenging process for anyone. Students may struggle with isolation, procrastination and time-management issues, feeling stuck, or moments of low self-esteem. Some people lack adequate support from advisors, school, friends, or family. I am offering an ongoing weekly support group for graduate students who are in the dissertation phase of … Continued