Identity and therapy.
When I first started working with people, I was focused on connecting with children and families and helping them get back on their feet and navigate systems of care which were often quite damaged. Later when I went to...Read more
A (slightly) more personal bit about me and my work doing psychotherapy during the global pandemic.
I was recently asked to share a bit about myself for a directory of therapists who work with COVID-19 first responders and their family members. Some of the questions and answers related more specifically to working as a psychotherapist...Read more
Is “loving too much” an issue?
Is loving too much ever an issue? Sometimes subtle or hidden conflicts in emotions, identity or self-esteem come up for people in a pattern of intense “crushes” or episodes of very strong romantic feelings for another person. Very often...Read more
Two Things Therapy People Like. (Fall 2021 Edition)
Ok, well, two things I like, at the very least. Keeping in mind that the first item was recommended to me by *several* people who know me *very* well and for a long time, each one being very much...Read more
Vulnerability and disagreement are hard but OK.
My friend posted this chart encouraging people to try being sensitive and personable in work communication. My first thought was YEAH, being nice is like free money. Some friends of my friend (some of them were mutual friends) got...Read more
Reflections on a supportive message from a dad to a kid.
My old friend from high school posted a photo of his son on his son’s first day of high school, wishing him well and advising him to stay within himself and enjoy the experience. That wording touched me, knowing...Read more