The Labyrinth of Life

When I was twenty I was dating someone who was sober and so I was attending Al-Anon meetings both to support him and because my (also sober) best friend was encouraging me to go. At that time in my life I had this idea that getting sober was an event with a before (drinking) and an after (no drinking). I …

What is strengths based counseling?

In strengths based counseling when someone comes to a therapist’s office with a big huge problem, feeling like the sum of their big huge problem, we’re going to actively look for what they’re doing right.

Therapists don’t know you as well as you know you

I know I harp on this a lot but I think it’s so important because as clients we’re vulnerable. It’s on my mind right now because yesterday I met with a colleague and we discussed a couple of situations where a therapist said, “If you don’t do X than Y and Z will happen.” As in, “If you don’t make …