Strategies

Life is different now, without my consent.  I have to be flexible, as do you. It feels as though everything has changed: school, grocery shopping, conducting our social lives, and therapy. We can do this.  We have been practicing being flexible, even if we didn’t notice our efforts. Here are some quick things to ponder: […]

Covid 19 has changed our lives in many ways, including Zoom appointments.  Here are some findings from last week: Many of my clients are less stressed over all. They enjoy being at home, no longer face pressure to attend school, work in academic groups, or get a job.  Any stress related to dating or group […]

What a crazy time we are experiencing.  Here are some thoughts to ground you: I’m fine. You are fine. For current clients, all sessions will be conducted via Zoom. https://zoom.us/ Be sure that we are ENCRYPTED for our conversations Check with your insurance company to see if they cover tele health. I’ll add an asterisk […]

Goals again?  Are you kidding me?? Yes, that is how goal setting works: set a goal, do some work, check in, assess progress, ponder your goal. In light of that, how are you doing with your goals?  Are you ready to set some new goals? If you are a college student: you have spring break […]

January has come to a close, and those pesky Resolutions are out the window.  Luckily, you went with the idea of monthly, weekly, and daily goals rather than resolutions.  Whew!  Just a quick check in, then…how are those goals coming along?  Need some inspiration? Were your goals too hard? No problem – just make your […]

Welcome to January!  The world around you is exploding with “resolutioners” – so the gym will be full, fruits and veggies will be eaten, and people will start to pay down debt, or save for a house, or whatever the next big step is.  But resolutions are so…committing.  If you are feeling a touch overwhelmed […]

As we transition through fall, we have cooler temps, changing leaves, and shorter days.  While we all seem to enjoy the temps and leaves, the shorter days leave many of us out of sorts: lower energy level, low mood, perhaps irritable.  What to do when our Colorado sun shines, but for fewer hours a day?  […]

I am visualizing you writing goals: hunched over your desk, coffee rings on the stacks of papers that surround you, crumpled up pieces of lined paper litter your floor, your hair disheveled.  I see you smiling at a pristine piece of paper with some amazing goals sitting on your desk, illuminated by a beam of […]

Thanks for trying to be more specific with your therapy goals and targets. I appreciate your efforts. I’ll be honest: as a therapist I am ALWAYS trying to figure out what is unsaid in my office, what the client’s (unsaid) goals are, and if there is a way to meet them. I would be glad […]

It is that time of the year when I hear about goals: academic goals, sports goals, fall goals, work goals (oddly, no mention of progress toward New Year’s Resolutions…).  It seems as though every academic class is addressing goals, SMART goals, and aspirational goals in the syllabus.  Guess what?  You should have therapy goals, too! […]