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...
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...