what is therapy

"Am I Allowed to Curse in Here?" - Become an Authentic Client

Have you ever asked your therapist if you're allowed to curse in therapy?  Or apologized when you started crying?  I encourage my clients to express themselves the way they need to in that moment.  Anything else is guarded and gets in the way of therapy.  In my latest post I talk about some other reasons this is important and why being your authentic self will help. 

Does It Matter Who My Therapist Is? Tips for Picking the Right Therapist For You

Have you started the process of looking for a therapist?  You may think it doesn't matter who the person is, or that it's ok to just pick the first person that has appointments during times you're available.  I will explain why it's important to find the right therapist for you, and offer tips about how to do that in this post.  Hope you find it helpful. 

Do Therapists Have Perfect Lives?

I get asked often if my life and marriage are perfect because I'm a therapist.  The short answer is definitely no.  In this post I explore more about what it means to have a relationship with a therapist who is human, not perfect, and able to truly understand your pain. 

How #ThisPsychMajor and Other Mental Health Professionals are Changing Lives

Mental health professionals are often misunderstood and misrepresented in the media.  Recently Jeb Bush's statements about higher education, specifically psychology majors, has led to the #thispsychmajor Twitter and Facebook campaign.  In this post, I talk about different ways to enter the psychology field, various issues that therapists and counselors work with, and have quotes from therapist's from around the country explaining how they help people change their lives.