What should you do if a client starts talking about sex? This is the first of a series of posts that was written for counselors who haven’t been trained in sex therapy, and as such may lack confidence in knowing how to discuss sexual issues with clients. However, as always, safety first! So, in this post I will cover establishing appropriate boundaries with clients.
You are taught listening and attending skills in graduate school, where the emphasis is on getting the client to talk. But that’s only half of the equation. You also have to know how and when to make them stop. Continue reading →
The speed and convenience of technology is wonderful, but we may have lost our manners along the way. In this post, I will discuss how to maintain a professional image by using good phone etiquette. Continue reading →
We’ve all been there; having to sit through a lecture or presentation that is beyond boring. In this post, I will provide tips to not just survive these lectures, but to actually get something out of them. Continue reading →
Many of the therapists I talk to are struggling to get cash-pay clients in their practice. Yet, I keep hearing horror stories from clients regarding unprofessional behavior of some therapists. Many clients won’t return to a therapist who acts unprofessionally. In this post, I will discuss some of the most common unprofessional therapist behaviors, and how you can avoid falling into that trap! Continue reading →
Working with couples can be very interesting, exciting and rewarding! But couples often present additional challenges to therapists. In this series of posts, I will provide tips on maintaining neutrality. Continue reading →