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What Should I Blog About to Grow a Su...

What Should I Blog About to Build a Successful Therapy Practice?

Blogging is an excellent way to grow your therapy practice. It builds trust with your readers. It allows your authentic voice to be heard. And blogging builds content (SEO and keywords) so that Google can understand what your website is about and help people find it.   In order for your blog to effectively do […]

Growing a Counseling Practice Through...

Growing Your Private Practice through Writing and Media Interviews

It’s been a while since I posted a new blog here at Successful Social Workers & Therapists. I finished supervising my last group of interns in May. And while I’ll miss supervising a new group this Fall, it was the right decision. I was getting a bit burnt out at the agency where I was […]

Coping with the Death of a Client

Coping with the Death of a Client

I’m pleased to have my first article published in The New Social Worker! It’s a fantastic publication and resource I use often when looking for supervision material. If you’re not familiar with it, definitely bookmark it for future reference. Coping with the death of a client It’s never easy. Death stirs up a lot of […]

What Do Social Workers Do?

What Do Social Workers Do?

Happy Social Work Month to all my fellow social workers! Since March is National Social Work Month, it’s a great time to explore the question of what is a social worker? What do social workers really do? It’s a surprisingly difficult question. Social workers do such varied work, that it might be faster to tell […]

Group LCSW Supervision forming in San...

Group LCSW Supervision forming in San Jose

I am starting a clinical supervision group for pre-licensed therapists, social workers, and counselors. Groups last 2 hours in duration and the fee is $50 per session. We will meet in my San Jose office. You do need your employer to agree to the use of an outside supervisor to comply with BBS regulations. The […]

Book Review: Necessary Lies

Book Review: Necessary Lies

A review of Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain I’m going to cut right to the chase and tell you I loved this book and think you will, too! Necessary Lies is a historical fiction novel (my favorite genre) set in rural North Carolina in 1960. You can’t help but love the two female protagonists: Jane is […]

Reflections on 2015 and Setting Goals

Reflections on 2015 and Setting Goals

Hello and happy new year! First, I apologize for the lack of posts over the last few months. I have been busy writing a new blog for PsychCentral called Happily Imperfect, articles for The Good Men Project, and for my counseling blog. As you can see, I’ve been busy writing! One of the things I realized […]

Dignity in Mental Health: 7 Ways Peop...

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. This year’s theme is dignity in mental health. Sadly, dignity is not a given in mental health care. People with mental illness continue to receive poor treatment, services, and are often stigmatized. In addition to my private practice, I’ve worked in community mental health for 20 years (more […]

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