"Good fit" is a phrase that therapists use to identify clients that they think will work well with them, and encompasses a lot of things. I am going to try to break it down. Here are some of the considerations: Logistics - virtual or in person therapy availability payment & insurance level of care Demographics … Continue reading What does “Goodness of Fit” Mean?
Category: virtual therapy
The Happy Holidays are Here!
As another year comes to a close, I want to take a moment to tell you that I will be taking a break from the blog for the month - I will be back in January, but this time of year is really busy and I do not have the attention to devote to it … Continue reading The Happy Holidays are Here!
I was on a podcast!
I was on a The Counseling Podcast with Dr. Jaclyn and Dr. Stokes. We talked about eating disorders, weight stigma, and a whole lot of other things. Check it out here! To elaborate on a few of the topics, here is some more information and a link to the Anti-Diet Culture resources. The effect of … Continue reading I was on a podcast!
DBT v. RO-DBT – what are they?
This post is for the other providers out there (mostly). I gave a presentation to the Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center recently and this summarizes some of the information shared there. **BTW, the two adorable doggos pictured are Cleo and Jade, my two dogs who well represent the different personalities that typify clients who work well … Continue reading DBT v. RO-DBT – what are they?
October 10th is World Mental Health Day!
World Mental Health Day
Getting the most out of online therapy
How Online Therapy Works Online therapy works just like in-person therapy, but from the safety and comfort of our home! You can take sessions outside on the porch, from your smartphone in the living room, or even on a walk! Studies have shown online therapy is just as effective as in-person, so you can make … Continue reading Getting the most out of online therapy
September is Suicide Awareness Month
The statistics are staggering, which is why suicide prevention & awareness are so important. Every year 800,000 people die by suicide. That’s one every 40 seconds. Such a high death toll, it is hard to fathom. Suicide risks increased 30% between 2000-2018 (though it did actually decrease in 2019 and 2020). The thing is, it … Continue reading September is Suicide Awareness Month
Getting to Online Therapy
When a client contacts me, I like to explain a bit about the intake process so they know what to expect, especially if they have never been to therapy before. It is a bit different than in-person therapy, but not much! You can also check out my blogs about online therapy and the pros and cons … Continue reading Getting to Online Therapy