A Tip For Managing Stress – Put The Glass Down

On a wall in my office there is a sheet of paper that is pinned up on a board. This paper has a short story that is related to how we tend to manage stress throughout the day. It’s very simple, but I find it to be a nice piece of imagery and it can…

Advice Versus Guidance in Therapy

“What do you think I should do?”. If I had a nickel for every time I heard this question in therapy I would be writing this post from my own personal island. Client’s often feel lost, confused, and conflicted. They may be attending therapy to find the answers to very difficult questions. They may feel…

Never Say This To A Teen Or Young Adult Battling Depression

Recently I was in session with a teenage client and their mother had joined for part of it. This client has been struggling with social issues, isolation and poor self-esteem, among other issues. The client’s mother appears to be a good parent with good intentions, however, she made a familiar statement during the session, a…

Free Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Course

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT for short, is a therapeutic approach that addresses a person’s thinking patterns and behavior. It is often used to help promote positive behavior and manage negative thoughts. It is a great tool that many therapists, including myself, utilize on a regular basis. Recently I took out the time to create…

Why Do Men Resist Therapy?

It is known that men have a higher suicide rate than women. Men are also not immune to trials, tribulations and the impact of negative emotions, hence the high suicide rate. You might know a family member, friend or lover that needs support and therapy could be beneficial for that person. So if the need…

The Heroic Therapist vs The Human Therapist

Which one saves the day? “With great power comes great responsibility”. Any fan of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is surely familiar with this quote. You may have heard it before even if you’re not a spidey fan, or you may be unknowingly living by this mantra through your role as a mental health practitioner. There…