How are you tending to yourself?

How are you tending to yourself?

My clients will recognize this question or some variation of it.  I believe one of my most important tasks as a counselor is to remind clients to tend to themselves between sessions.  Often, at the end of a session, I will ask what clients plan to do to tend to...
Labels/Diagnoses

Labels/Diagnoses

People generally seem to be averse to using mental health labels, as if having a diagnosis of some sort becomes a whole identity and limits a person forever. When I was a new counselor, I was afraid of diagnosing clients with illnesses “officially” because it felt...