Switching to Google Meet for Future Video Sessions

I’ve been running into daily technical difficulties with Simple Practice’s teletherapy platform, so I’ve decided to make the switch to Google Meet for future video sessions. Google Meet is set up through my G-Suite account, which is HIPAA compliant. If you’d like to find out more about how secure this platform is, you can click...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Practice Update: Going 100% Telehealth

If switching to telehealth: Look for an email from Simple Practice with Consent form for Telehealth to e-sign before your next session. If it doesn’t show up in your inbox or spam folder, contact me and I’ll send it again. Call the number on the back of your insurance card to make sure that they...

Covid-19 Practice Update: In Person Sessions

Checklist of suggestions for arriving to in-person sessions: Use your car, or our community garden as a waiting room. Send me a text at the hour of your session if you’re waiting, or when you get here. Wait for my text response before coming in. Feel free to bring your own tissues Wait for me...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Preparedness Update:

I am taking multiple precautions to ensure the health and safety of clients. Given the rapidly changing situation around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), I am enacting the following policies:  My office will remain open for those who are healthy and willing to come in for sessions. While my office remains open, I am continuing to disinfect surfaces...

Self Esteem vs Self Compassion

Whenever I hear from clients that they want to work on their self-esteem, I question what they think self-esteem means to them. Their answers generally consist of, “I want to like myself more,” “I want to feel valued by others,” “I want to have more self-worth.” The common theme here is that self-esteem is based...

The three books that have influenced my individual therapy style the most are Bonnie Badenoch’s Being A Brain-Wise Therapist, Bruce Perry’s, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, and Daniel Siegel’s Mindsight. All of these books provide an inside look at the brain from an attachment perspective. In other words, they each bring the...

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