Therapist Delivering Mental Health Services Online

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Experienced therapists can become set in our ways, choosing not to use technology to deliver therapeutic treatment. Some clinicians say “It’s not personal enough, I won’t establish rapport as easily.” I should know, I said that until about three years ago. I held fast to my old school teachings that therapy is best delivered in-person. […]

The Killer of Emotional Intelligence: Optimism Bias

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I specialize in the area of Emotional Intelligence. I see many professionals in leadership positions who believe in the power of Emotional Intelligence. However, these individuals lack skills of self-awareness, self-management and social awareness. As a therapist by training, I can certify that all of Emotional Intelligence must start with self-awareness. Without self-awareness, there is […]

The Best Therapists Use Emotional Intelligence

The Best Therapists Use Emotional Intelligence

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There are always basic techniques, time and theories that are the basis of training when attempting to help others professionally heal from psychological pain. Roughly 10,000 client hours will move you toward being an exceptional therapist. This is based on the work of psychologist. K. Anders Ericcson and later made popular by current author, Malcolm […]

When You Hate Your Job

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Many people have concerns regarding their career and fulfillment. We can often become stuck in a pattern that we recognize as unhealthy and continue to struggle despite identifying it as unhealthy. We are conditioned to believe that we should be grateful to even have permanent employment. But what happens when we hate our job so […]

3 Expectations Keeping You Disappointed

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In the world of cognitive-behavioral therapy, there is a  list of thoughts that will rob you of joy and happiness. I’ll highlight three of the most insidious thoughts that can sabotage your life. These are called irrational beliefs and were brought to attention by renowned Psychologist Albert Ellis.  As you read through these examples, you […]

The Joker & Mental Health in Society

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Our thoughts are continually shaped through popular culture’s advertisements, movies, music, and fashion. This is great entertainment, so long as we can deconstruct the finer nuances, not dismissing them outright for shaping our worldviews on mental illness. To not do this leaves us open to pushing stereotypes about those under mental strain that may not […]