Yellow Light

Slow Down Counselor

As counselors, whenever someone comes to see us we flip the switch and turn on the counselor brain. The counselor brain is a fascinating professional attachment that is installed in grad school and is great for a lot of things – problem solving, empathizing, reflecting, critical thinking, etc. There is one area, though, where the…

The Joker

The Profile of a Child Abuser

Child abuse is one of the most vile and heinous crimes I can think of. Nearly all people can agree that harming a child in any way is a terrible act; even hardened criminals serving serious prison time have a special disdain for those who have abused children. If we could just preemptively pick these…

Freud

On Being a Successful Therapist

The other day I was asked to speak with the members of the board at the agency I work for. I was to speak with them about what it is like to be a child therapist; what my day is like and things like that. “Just tell one of your success stories”, I was advised.…

Baby hands

4 Things A Child Therapist Wants Parents to Know

  Children’s mental health is a touchy subject. For parents this can be…well, just plain scary. This is your child; your world. A mental health diagnosis for your child can feel like a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick to the gut. You may begin to question yourself – “Where did we go wrong?”  or “What could…

New Year

6 Resolution Rules for Success

It’s that time of year again – new year, new you! This marks a very special occasion for a lot of people; it’s time to wallow in self-pity and regret about the year that has passed! HOORAY!!!! Every year we tend to make the same New Year’s resolutions, saying “This year will be different!” We…