Avoiding the Therapy Roundabout – 12 tips to maximize your therapeutic experience so that the issues that ail don’t make therapy fail.

Published on September 14, 2016

Many more issues bring people into therapy and could potentially make them exit at the same place they entered. The client who comes to therapy because of low self-esteem feels he doesn’t deserve the therapist’s time and attention and that he shouldn’t be wasting money on himself. The depressed client feels that therapy is hopeless and she doesn’t have the strength or emotional resources to get out of bed to make it to the session. The client who is so overwhelmed by the stressful circumstances of her life has a hard time fitting anything else into her over-packed schedule and doesn’t keep appointments. The client with an anxiety disorder may find that talking about his anxiety triggers is too anxiety-provoking for him to continue. The nature of therapy is such that people come in because something is ailing them. Unfortunately, the very things that ail can make therapy fail.

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The Sensational Language of Engagement

Published on April 3, 2016

This blog is dedicated to Gretchen Schmelzer whose work has often inspired me. Her more…

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