Monthly archives: March, 2019

My Insurance Rant

Confidentiality is important.  Nothing good happens without it.  Clients have already experienced trust issues.  The mental health system doesn’t need to add to it.  Enter the two edged sword of insurance. Insurance for counseling sounds great.  Who wouldn’t want help paying for counseling?    The danger is what accompanies insurance.  To receive payment via insurance, your …

Story Versus Structure

S More specifically, your personal life story versus how you structure your story in your mind.  Can you guess which one usually wins?  Your story – to your determinant.  Your story consists of life experiences and the emotions it generates.  Your structure is how you code the story in your mind.  Herein lies the secret …

Dream a Better Dream

Dream A Better Dream Years ago, my grand daughters prevailed upon me to watch a show they were enthralled with, Shark Boy and Lava Girl.  It was delightfully whimsical and great escapism. One scene stuck with me.  A character commented that if you don’t like some aspect of your life, just dream a better dream.  …

Blaming the Client

Blaming The Client Yes, you read the heading correctly.  Blaming the client for not changing is all too common a practice among therapists.  Maybe they won’t be up front and say it directly to the client.  No matter.  It’s an all too frequent response among counselors.  Dare I say it’s even a default belief.  How …