I Am Not A Snuggie, but. . .

01.31.2012

It’s amazing how the brain organizes and processes information. Like with the word “Snuggie:” there are probably thoughts, feelings, images, colors, etc. that instantly flooded your mind when you read that. Similarly, many people have certain ideas of what therapy, counseling, or psychotherapy would be like. Most of these ideas come from TV or movies, or information that we’ve gathered throughout our lives. I wanted to share what working with me as your therapist/counselor would be and not be like.

 

P90X a home fitness DVD program designed to work your body to exhaustion via “muscle confusion,” to build strength, lose weight, and get fit. If you’re a believer and user of P90X, I’m happy for you, but therapy does not work like this. I create, provide, and maintain a safe and confidential physical space where you can express and explore feelings, thoughts, success, fears, etc. There is no equivalent of “muscle confusion” or working out to the brink of muscle spasms and fatigue. Not only would this be grossly irresponsible and disrespectful, it would also cause harm and pain, which are never the goals of therapy.

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Whom Do I Work With?

05.09.2011

 

I am most comfortable working with children as young as 8 years old to the young at heart.

 

Does any of this sound like your child?

  • angry, explosive, oppositional, or defiant
  • difficulty falling asleep
  • experienced a life-changing event
  • academic difficulties, has an IEP
  • “experimenting”
  • sad, emotional, or withdrawn
  • changes in interests or peers
  • consumes too much media
  • shy, difficulties making friends
  • surrounded by “drama”
  • prefer talking to peers than with parents
  • anxious, new fears, nervous
  • going through a transition
  • has a chronic medical condition

 

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, I would be honored to work with you and/or your child.

 

 I am certainly not limited by the topics above, therefore contact me with any specific concerns.