7 Ways to Start Being Nicer To Yourself

Lately there seems to be a rash of “I get so angry at myself” –itis. Clients complain that whatever they do it isn’t ever good enough. They beat themselves up with what amounts to verbal self-abuse. Boy, do I know how that feels: “Why did I get...
10 Tips For Effective Single Parenting For Dads

10 Tips For Effective Single Parenting For Dads

Today I'm happy to introduce guest blogger Ben Klempner, LMSW, founder and editor of Effective Family Communication.  On his blog, Ben provides up-to-date, reliable information and resources to help strengthen and improve relationships and overall well-being....
When a Therapist Has a Rough Day, Week, Month

When a Therapist Has a Rough Day, Week, Month

Generally I count myself extremely fortunate. I get to do work where I feel competent. As a mom, wife, friend, therapist – sometimes I do well, sometimes I make mistakes but most times I feel just plain competent. And it feels so good. When my mood takes a dip in the...