Category Archives: Tools

Two Therapists Talking: What Really Happens in Therapy?

In this episode of Two Therapists Talking, Jasmine St. John and I discuss some of the goals of therapy. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to hear us discuss, write us at

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Taking the Leap…

I’ve had several clients lately that have done great work in therapy. They are having great insights and are learning the tools to help make them successful outside of the therapy office. But each week they come back in and … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done…Part 2

Last week I introduced a time management strategy developed by David Allen called Getting Things Done. This week I want to talk about a couple more of the concepts on which Allen builds his system. I think these next two … Continue reading

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Creating Emotional Intimacy

Clients often come to therapy and say they don’t have a sense of intimacy.  While that can sometimes include sex it usually is more about something less tangible. They may describe it as a feeling that there is a connection … Continue reading

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Spinning a Tale…

Here I go again.  Another post centered on a TED Talk.  What can I say?  I’m a huge fan.  If I was young and hip I might say I was a fanboy.  Fortunately I don’t suffer from any illusions that … Continue reading

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Therapy as a Tool Store

I often hear different statements made by many clients.  A few I frequently hear “I just deal with it” and “I’ve done it these way my whole life” and “I’ve tried everything.” These are usually said defensively, meaning the client … Continue reading

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