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From My Blog

Nurturing Happiness and Transforming Suffering

Happiness is a common goal!  Suffering is something we want to avoid. Travel is one thing that makes me happy. This was a feature article from "Journeys of the Spirit," a group that plans trips all over the world. I went on one to Cambodia and one to Peru. Check them out. And enjoy this article by one of my favorite authors, Thich Nhat … [Read More...]

Looking for a Social Work career?

Have you every wondered what a Social Worker career looks like? Let me share some insights into my career path with you. I am currently have three different clinical hats: a Consultant for the Georgia Department of Corrections at Lee Arrendale State Prison for Women where I work as a psychotherapist and trainer,  a small business owner of a … [Read More...]

Person-centered Process: The Soul of Therapeutic Change

Person-Centered Process: The Soul of Therapeutic Change This is excerpted from an interesting article by Blake Griffin Edwards, LMFT that describes the kind of psychotherapy that I practice, Person-centered Process. Therapists are professionally curious. There is often a contradiction between my image of the person through their … [Read More...]

What is Mental Health?

What is Mental Health? Many people ask me, "What is mental health?" This is a questionnaire that I use both to answer that question and to help clients set goals for their work with me. Someone who is considered mentally healthy is … [Read More...]

Increase Your Happiness

Happiness is a goal we all want! It’s a key component to mental health. When we feel included, appreciated, and cared about, we have a sense of ease, and feel cheerful and confidant. These feelings are attached to our three core needs for safety, satisfaction and connection. In order to satisfy those needs and attain peace, contentment, and love, … [Read More...]

How do I find a friend?

In group the other day, a member said, "How do I find a friend?" She was "desperate" for friends. As she shared her history, she admitted that she gets into a friendship, is used and abused, and leaves reluctantly, disappointed. The cycle happens over and over again. … [Read More...]

Writing a Sympathy Card

Writing a sympathy card can be a very difficult task. I remember a time when I felt tongue-tied and was afraid to say the wrong thing. I worried over it so long that I didn't send the card. Later, when I was in an accident and out of work for a number of months, I realized the importance of cards! Each time I received a sympathy card, I felt … [Read More...]

Assertiveness

Assertiveness - What does it mean? When we're asked to do something for or with someone, we respond. If we do it assertively, we directly express our positive and/or negative feelings in a way that communicates "I care about you and me.".. … [Read More...]