“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…”~C.S. Lewis

“Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…”~C.S. Lewis

Right now I am at a Gestalt Therapy conference in Portugal. During a break, I came across this quote by C.S. Lewis. When I read it, I noticed a warm sensation moving through my body. Suddenly, I had tears in my eyes. These were tears of love for all of the people I have witnessed […]

Therapy Ain’t Nothin’ But A Super Mario Bros. Game

When I was a kid, I loved playing Super Mario Bros. on my Nintendo. I faced each level head on, and tried again and again until I beat it. There was always another chance to improve because, when I ran out of lives, I was forced back to the beginning of the game.  Each time I revisited […]

How To Get The Most Out Of Therapy

How To Get The Most Out Of Therapy

Recently, a friend of mine asked me how to make the most out of her therapy sessions.  I think that is an excellent question. You’re spending hard earned money and you don’t want to feel like you’re wasting it. It’s important to remember that the benefits of therapy happen over time, not in one or […]

On Diagnoses and Labels: If you define yourself, you condemn yourself

Sometimes clients come in and tell me how they’ve diagnosed themselves. At times this can be helpful. It can be comforting to have an explanation for their struggles and to know that others have had similar troubles. However, diagnoses and labels can be dangerous. Once you define yourself, you condemn yourself. People’s personalities are fluid, […]