Therapy is Hard

Therapy is hard work. It’s ok if a therapy session leaves you sad, shaken up, or exhausted. If, however, you find therapy sessions pushing you into a dark place where you feel like you need to use harmful things to cope, it’s time to re-evaluate. Let your therapist know how your counseling sessions impact you.…

Creating a Crisis Plan

The best time to do good crisis work is when you (or your client, or your family member, etc) aren’t currently in crisis. Take some time out during the good times to intentionally plan, create support networks, brainstorm, and build skills so when crisis comes, you don’t have to figure it out from scratch. A…

Getting to the Root of Attention Seeking Behavior in Kids and Teens

“Doing something for attention” gets a bad rap. Today, I want to talk a little bit about what that actually means. Doing something for attention has a negative value, but what if we consider another viewpoint? Is doing something for attention actually a bad thing? As a therapist, communication through behavior- especially attention-seeking behavior- is…