Over the past few decades there’s been a lot of back-and-forth as to which therapeutic models demonstrate the most positive outcomes based on empirical data. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has frequently been held up as a gold standard of evidence-based therapy. Over time however what is emerging is that most models have similar value when used […]
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that our loved ones should automatically know what’s important to us without us having to say anything. After all, isn’t that the definition of caring? The short answer is – No! In relationships it’s true that people will often intuit what we want without our communicating […]
Mental illness is all too often conflated with gun violence. This is stigmatizing and inaccurate. Mental illness is not causally associated with gun, or other, violence. Here is some information from the American Mental Health Counselors Association that provides context.
(512) 472-HELP Integral Care, the Local Mental Health Authority for Travis County, offers an extraordinary rapid-response mobile service for anyone who is experiencing a mental health crisis, which can include risk of self harm. It is called the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT). MCOT covers all of Travis County and can be called by anyone. The Integral Care Mobile Crisis Outreach team is a […]
Many years ago in New York a client who was brand new to therapy excitedly asked me, “Am I going to have a breakthrough?” The term “breakthrough” has been tossed around a lot when it comes to therapy, so much so that many people new to therapy anticipate having a life-changing catharsis as a central part of the […]
I recently found the article below, though it was published in 2015. The focus is identity and trauma after divorce. This is an important piece since identity crisis is a common experience people have as a result of divorce. We all have ways of thinking about ourselves – I am a married person – I am a […]
I hope you’re having a restful holiday season (click below for important modeling).
As of November 1, 2017 my full practice will be located at 4131 Spicewood Springs Road – Suite N5, Austin, TX 78758. Until then all sessions (excepting Wednesday evening sessions) will take place at the Shoal Creek address. All Wednesday evening sessions now take place at the Spicewood Springs Road address.
As of 10/10/2017 I am a provider for Cigna.