mental health

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.

The Beauty of Boundaries

The Beauty of Boundaries

Boundaries are not the same as “being guarded” or “having a wall.”  Having a wall up is usually a form of keeping others out.  Whereas, boundaries are a way to create and maintain emotional and mental wellness.   

Therapy Note: Couples

Therapy Note:  Couples

There is no wrong time to seek support.  There are times when it is more proactive instead of reactive.  Reach out when the idea initially comes to mind.  (If your relationship is a tree, seek support when the leaves start to wither instead of when they start to fall off). Be honest about the type of support you want.  Find the therapist who is right for your relationship.

Tis' The Season for Self-Care

Tis' The Season for Self-Care

The holiday season is upon us.  Unfortunately, this time of year is not always jolly and may be quite stressful for some. Factors that contribute to feeling down or overwhelmed may be more pronounced during the holiday season.  Therefore, the ability to cope that seemed “fine” during the previous months may not be as adequate.