Therapy Note: The First Session

Therapy Note:  The First Session

The first session is also referred to as the initial or intake session. It is generally structured differently from a treatment session and does not involve interventions. The time is utilized to gather information and may involve forms, questionnaires and tests in addition to the verbal interview.

New Vision for the New Year

New Vision for the New Year

Happy 2019! The new year serves as a reboot for many. It is important to reset throughout the year but this is a great time to set the tone for those resets. Many people use vision boards and even host parties to create the vision for the year. However, if that is not something that resonates with you, do not feel like you have to create one in order to set the vision for your year. Here are a few additional ways to set intentions and tone for your year.

5 Tips for Navigating the First Date (Guest Blog published on Therapy for Black Girls)

Dating can be a fun and enjoyable experience.  However, for some, it is an anxiety-producing task. Un-communicated expectations, unrealistic plans, and hidden motives can wreak havoc on first dates. Check out the full blog post for 5 Tips to help on the Therapy For Black Girls site

Curious Observer vs. Internal Insulter

Curious Observer vs. Internal Insulter

How do you talk to yourself? Being self -critical in the form of constructive criticism may feel helpful and a way to motivate oneself. However, using insults, put downs or a high level of negativity can have a negative impact on self-esteem, self-mage and mood.