Also known as, how to have loose boundaries. It's a phrase most of us are guilty of, especially in private practice, where we're trying to keep ourselves afloat, and help out clients without burnout. But it's a phrase we can't keep ourselves beholden to 24/7/365. Over the years, I've begun modifying that phrase, letting people … Continue reading Feel Free to Reach Out Whenever
Author: Shelly McCurdy, LPC
15 Words or Less
No, not a description of this post. "15 words or less" is a tool I use with clients, whether they're children, teens, or adults. This tool comes in handy when people are upset or overwhelmed because their attention span wanes, and their ability to absorb and comprehend what's being said tends to lessen when the … Continue reading 15 Words or Less
Practice What You Teach: Sleep Edition, Part Two
As a follow-up to the previous post on sleep habits, I wanted to talk a bit more about how sleep can have an effect on the body. One study I came across states that people are more susceptible to contracting a rhinovirus (often referred to as the common cold) if they sleep less than 7 … Continue reading Practice What You Teach: Sleep Edition, Part Two
Practice What You Teach: Sleep Edition, Part One
I will be one of the first to admit that I do not always practice what I teach, aka I tell clients how to get better sleep, yet do all of the things I tell them NOT to do. There is a smarTV (pretty great internet access, lots of viewing options) in my bedroom. I … Continue reading Practice What You Teach: Sleep Edition, Part One
Self-Care – What’s the Cost?
Everywhere we turn, we're told we need to up our self-care quotas. Most of the messages saying that include, but are not limited to: bath bombs, going out for a coffee, going on a shopping spree, going out for drinks, splurging on that expensive concert ticket, etc etc etc. What does that all boil down … Continue reading Self-Care – What’s the Cost?
Executive Functioning: What’s The Big Deal?
A hot topic recently with many of my client's caregivers has been executive functioning skills, or rather, the lack thereof, in their children and adolescents. So what is are they, and what makes them important? Executive functioning skills include: task initiation and completion, emotional control, working memory, attention, organization, impulse control, problem solving, self-talk, and … Continue reading Executive Functioning: What’s The Big Deal?
Hello all! It would appear that I completely blanked on possessing a blog/website until it came due for renewal. And for that, I apologize: I had great intentions of posting periodic articles, of which I have a plethora, but life got in the way, and my plans were sidetracked. On the plus side, my business … Continue reading Updates
Thank you for visiting. I will update as articles come out, and feel relevant to my clientele. The main purpose of this site will be to update individuals on paperwork, HIPAA compliance, fees, and contact information. I am available for questions, and will respond in 24-48 hours at the latest. Contact information can be found … Continue reading Welcome