New Research: Socratic Questioning in Therapy and Depression Symptoms

In therapy, good questions prompt clear thinking. Open questions are typically used to help clients consider alternative perspectives and information sources or to broaden their views. How do you know your boss is angry at you? What do you mean when you say your boss is punishing you? What are alternative explanations for your boss not writing you back? … More New Research: Socratic Questioning in Therapy and Depression Symptoms

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The Efficiency of Balance

I’ve been thinking a lot about efficiency in the workplace. Exciting, I know. When talking about efficiency at work, people often think of “doing more with less,” “optimization implementation,” and other such corporate-speak nonsense; in short, hogwash. But efficiency can be an important part of attaining work-life balance, and efficiency is key to self care, … More The Efficiency of Balance

The Risks and Rewards of Counseling

Before graduate school, I worked in refugee resettlement. With diverse languages and cultures represented at the agency, conversations with clients and coworkers sometimes veered unexpectedly. I remember talking with a refugee who was overjoyed that I planned to be a psychologist. “My sister met a psychologist once. He told her that she was two weeks … More The Risks and Rewards of Counseling

Red, White, and Booze: 6 Tips for Staying Sober this 4th of July

Staying sober during a holiday can be hard for people struggling with addiction, and the 4th of July is no exception. Neighborhood barbecues serve up beer and wine coolers alongside brats and corn on the cob, and it’s easy to feel left out even if you know you don’t want the consequences of drinking. Whatever … More Red, White, and Booze: 6 Tips for Staying Sober this 4th of July