Responds Thoughtfully to Complaints About Contest

Earlier this week, a colleague brought my attention to a contest that was being run on The contest invited participants to compete for six months of free weekly therapy sessions with the therapist of their choice. Participants entered the contest by posting a public comment sharing the following information: What are the obstacles currently preventing … Continued

San Francisco Dissertation Support Group is Still Meeting!

My San Francisco Dissertation Support Group has been meeting for a year and a half and members are making progress, sharing resources, and sometimes co-working together. We also have seen members successfully complete their dissertation and graduate! There are openings for new members, ongoing, and if you or someone you know is interested, simply contact … Continued

Three Tips for Graduate Students in Counseling & Psychology

I am frequently asked for advice from graduate students in counseling and psychology. Here are my top three tips for graduate students studying to become MFT’s, LCSW’s, psychologists, and counselors. If you keep these things in mind, you can learn to care for yourself – not just your patients! 1. Learn balance & self-care strategies … Continued

Bay Area Psychotherapists Affirming of Diversity in Sexuality

Our networking group for Bay Area Psychotherapists has a new mission statement: We are a group of San Francisco Bay Area psychotherapists and psychotherapy students who affirm that sexual and gender diversity are natural expressions of the human experience. We provide a safe haven for mental health clinicians to gather, network, support, and consult. Our … Continued

Bay Area Therapists Affirming of Diversity in Sexuality

Are you a TADS? Please join our group: Bay Area Therapists Affirming of Diversity in Sexuality This is a free group for mental health professionals in the Bay Area of California. We offer support, networking, and consultation for Bay Area clinicians and mental health trainees who embrace the full range of sexual expression of consenting … 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

Announcing Bay Area Kink/Poly-Aware Therapist Networking Group

I am organizing a support/networking/consultation group for Bay Area clinicians that would allow students from various training programs to meet and network with one another and also allow them to connect with those of us who are already established as kink & poly aware professionals. If you are interested in being a part of this, … 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

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

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