Starting up a private practice can be overwhelming, intimidating, and often a huge financial risk. Taking steps to mitigate the dangers involved demands approaching things from a business perspective; the dilemma is that this is the anthesis of what we consider a genuine therapist should be. Finding a way to blend the two – business skills with the therapist mindset and ethics – is the key. [Read more…]
Relationships are important to your health and survival. Many times we enter relationships and notice things in our mates that “we know need to be changed!” The problem is that there is always an element of truth in the situation but changing others is a much more complicated situation than it might seem on the outside.
Stress, burn-out, and coping requires that we come to understand our own perfectionistic traits. Perfectionism forces us to take on too much, to be impatient, angry, hostile, and competitive. We feel that we must have things done a certain way. It drives us to work all the time, making it difficult to relax and have fun and relationships. [Read more…]
There’s an old story that goes like this: A man visits his doctor, complaining of pain when he raises his right arm. The doctor, looking inquisitive for a moment, responds with, “So don’t do that.” But is that fair? [Read more…]
Building self-esteem and increasing self-compassion require a few specific techniques that need to be adapted to your life. [Read more…]