Coping with COVID-19

Last Monday, Indiana issued a shelter-in-place order. And here you are, coping with COVID-19. You are ordered, by the authority of the governor, to stay home as much as possible. All non-essential businesses are closed (what is an essential business [...]

Teen with Depression Speaks Openly at TEDx

Kevin Breel, a teen with depression, took a huge risk at a TEDx Youth event. Ever head of TED Talks? What began is a dynamic format for technology and design based presentations has morphed into a veritable treasure trove of [...]

Why Does It Matter if My Therapist is a Social Worker?

If you pay attention, you will notice that different counselors and therapists have different letters that come after their name. MSW, MA, MS, LMHC, LMFT, LPC, CDAC, PsyD, etc. No we don’t list these initials just because we can. They [...]

Suicides Leave Two Questions Behind

Last week a prominent artist in a community I belong to committed suicide on Thursday. I know him only through stories from my friends and the amazing art he created for the Indiana CORE Project last year (see image below). Watching [...]

Internal Barriers to Dreams

If money, time or other commitments were no obstacle in 2014, what would you do? Describe your vision! A seemingly innocent question. If the obvious barriers were removed – money, time, obligations – what would you do? The trouble is, [...]

Therapeutic Humor

While therapy is serious business and hard work, humor transforms the experience. Frequently my sessions with clients include gigantic peels of laughter. Humor Is Medicine Laughter is common in our office, and I believe it speaks to our ability as [...]

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