Category: <span>Therapy</span>

Life in the time of COVID-19

Life in the time of COVID-19

Everything is changing.

COVID-19 has only been circulating for a couple of months now, but it stands to change the way that people live all over the world.  We have arrived at life in the time of COVID-19. People are having to change the way they work, the way they socialize, often their whole life. Change is something that most people have difficulty with anyway, but how do you cope with SO much change in so little time. Here are 5 things you can do today and keep doing to make it through this tough time. Read more

Overcoming a Bad Therapy Experience

On Screen Bad Therapy Experiences

Have you ever noticed that every mental health professional in movies is the weirdest, most messed up character in the entire thing? The kind gentle therapist who suddenly starts screaming at his clients. The seemingly “normal” therapist who soon reveals that she believes every problem to be related to sex. The therapist who crosses all boundaries and ends up being more of a help-seeking friend than a help-giving therapist. I couldn’t count the number of times I’ve been watching something and thought, “yikes, that is a messed up therapist, and that is a very bad therapy experience.” Of course, these portrayals are primarily to add to the dramatic nature of the shows and movies they are part of, but I can’t help but think this has given the whole profession sort of a bad rap. If I wasn’t a therapist, and I had seen any one of these movies/shows, you could count on me to never share anything vulnerable with a counselor, let alone go anywhere near a therapist’s office. Read more

Laughter can lead us to connection

I’m funny. At least, I think I am. I remember being funny when I was a kid. My older sister and I used to lie down in the hallway in our house when we were young (and bored) and I could make her laugh until she was crying without even tickling her. We were gifted a tape recorder once when we were young, which resulted in an entire afternoon of howling laughter. I remember that we recorded ourselves telling each other knock-knock jokes. One of the jokes went like this:

            Knock knock.
            Who’s there?

            Burton.

            Burton who?

            Burton up your overcoat!

 

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Working from home during a Pandemic

The last few months (feels like years) have been a series of constant changes in how we do pretty much everything. The biggest …

Job Stress During a Pandemic

If you’ve ever had a job, you’ve likely encountered some kind of job stress. Most of us aren’t in a position to choose …

Changing Careers in a Pandemic

There are many reasons people decide to change careers: boredom, burnout, having a career that wasn’t the right fit in …