Happy Holidays to all!

I just want to take a moment to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday Season!  Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Christmas, I hope your holidays are joyful and you are surrounded by family and friends! Take this time to remember all the good things in your life and this will help you start the…

Tools of the trade

No matter what line of work we are in, we all have tools that we use.  As a college professor, I use the internet, projectors, handouts, PowerPoints, etc.  As a counselor, I use assignments, art supplies, questionnaires, etc. I am going to be uploading some templates of my handouts that I use with clients on…

Do You Believe in Santa?

Almost yearly, I get asked how to handle the “Santa issue” with children.  One of my students told me she was writing a paper on the evils of perpetuating the “Santa myth”.  This caused me to stop and reflect a bit on how, as counselors, we can help both adults and children cope with Santa….

Let’s have some fun!

In the winter months, it is important to remember to have fun.  Fun in your personal life and fun in your professional life.  I always try to incorporate something fun in my therapy sessions.  People are more open and retain more when they are having fun in the process. Sometimes, I will sit down with…

Happy Holidays?

It’s the holiday season!  A time for joy and happiness, right?  Well,  for counselors/social workers/case managers/psychologists, etc., it can also be a very sobering time.  This is a time when we see people that are struggling and the holidays that help most people feel better can make our clients feel worse. This in turn can…