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September 13, 2019

I’m an avid reader and audible book listener and one of my reading and listening goals is to find both research and resources to better support my clients. The past month, I’ve had multiple meaningful conversations with clients about the following books. Whenever I see...

June 15, 2019


For Clinicians

In the spirit of Pride month, I want to talk about how a clinician can put the work of deconstructing heterosexism (from Part 1) into practice. Dr.’s McGeorge and Carlson give specific recommendations for clinicians wanting to more effectively serve the...

April 26, 2019

Mental health practitioners have noted for a long time how differently people can behave online than they do in person; often in more negative and aggressive ways, with resulting effects on readers. This is especially typical with topics that generally tend to be polar...

April 12, 2019

In his influential book Nonviolent  Communication, Marshall Rosenberg proposes that  most communication is about getting our core needs met, specifically, our need for connection. (Something like 70% of human communication is in some way about relationships).  Solid he...

March 8, 2019

So here’s a conversation I had with my kiddos several years ago when they were quite a bit younger. One son was 3 years  old, joined in by my 5 year old son as they were getting dressed during the day.

“Mommy, what is this?” Lifting his penis and tou...

January 27, 2018

Stephen R. Covey calls empathic listening "psychological air”. He continues, "The greatest need of the human heart is to be understood. “ 

“What air is to the lungs, listening is to the soul.” Unknown author

People can disagree on an issue and still understand where the...

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January 17, 2020