Posts tagged social work

Telehealth & Coping with COVID-19: Resources for Therapists

Telehealth and COVID-19 Resources for Therapists

  Well, this is certainly a stressful and uncertain time for everyone. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re ten days into our stay at home order. It’s been quite an adjustment to working from home (and having my husband and kids home all the time, too). Like you, we’re trying to stay flexible […]

Guest Post: Fair Wages for Social Workers

Fair Wages for Social Workers

It’s time for fair wages for social workers! Thank you to Debbie Reilly for contributing this guest post.   Why are Social Workers Underpaid? Let’s refresh ourselves on where our lofty profession got its start. Social work took root in the United States in 1898 when Jane Addams founded Hull House, a settlement house that […]

How to Help Your Client Reframe Self-Criticism

How to Help Your Client Reframe Self-Criticism

  What do you do when a client says something self-critical in session? How can you teach your client to respond to self-criticism with self-compassion? Self-criticism is a problem for most people I know – not just my clients — but my friends, colleagues and at times I catch myself sliding into negative self-talk, too. […]

My Favorite Facebook Groups for Therapists and Social Workers

My Favorite Facebook Groups for Therapists and Social Workers

  Facebook groups are an easy way to network and build professional relationships, find resources and referrals, and get answers to various questions about working as a social worker or therapist. And if you use Facebook on a regular basis, you’ve probably already experienced some of these benefits.   There are a lot, probably thousands, […]

Protecting Our Emotional Energy: Tips for Helping Professionals

Protecting Our Emotional Energy: Tips for Helping Professionals #boundaries #burnout #hsp #therapist #psychologist #socialworker #selfcare

  Being affected by our clients is a good thing. We’re human, and a lot of what we witness with clients is pretty affecting stuff. Our clients have an impact on us – from the more immediate of how we feel after a session to bigger impacts like how we see the world, and what […]

Summer in Private Practice

Summer in Private Practice. What to expect as a therapist in private practice. Is there a summer slow down or summer slump?

  It’s hard to believe it’s June already and summer is upon us (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere). As we move into summer I wanted to share some of my thoughts about summer in private practice with you. How does your business or workload change during the summer? Do things […]

No One Does It Alone: My End of Year Thank Yous

No One Does It Alone: My End of Year Thank Yous

  No One Does It Alone As 2016 comes to a close, I want to express my gratitude for all of my colleagues who contributed to my growth and success this year. No one does it alone! I’ve been fortunate to have some wonderful opportunities to share how self-acceptance and self-love can transform your life […]

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 […]