At least for a short while, I will be switching solely to telehealth (video and phone chats) to care for my clients while we deal with the COVID-19 issue. I am currently following the lead of Leander Independent School District here in Texas, as they are responsible for a large portion of my clients; they … Continue reading Changing How I Do Counseling
I am most of the way through transitioning my intakes and note-taking to fully online! It's scary, exciting, and way more work than I originally anticipated. My goal is to have everything done by the end of February, although I had initially wanted to do by the beginning of February. However, I had a good … Continue reading Almost going live!
I am slowly working myself towards being more digital, which has the potential to include video sessions for clients in Texas but not able to make it to either office I work from. My license is for Texas only, so sorry, out of state folks, can't help you (I wish I could). This includes doing … Continue reading 2020 Updates
Until further notice, I am not accepting new clients. I have a full caseload currently, and do not wish to spread myself too thin, as it would not be beneficial to my current clients nor myself. I will consider taking on new clients in 2020, but for now, I am at capacity. It is in … Continue reading No New Clients
At present, I am at capacity for clients, and feel that it would do my current clients an injustice to add anyone else to the rotation. I will be spending a good deal of January attending continuing education and professional development classes to better assist current and future clients. In addition, I plan to enjoy … Continue reading No New Clients Until February 2019
It's the time of year when one is easily swept up in to all of the decorating, baking, buying, and going going going going going x infinity. And in it, we can forget to do things like have a glass (or 3) of water; eat a snack or meal; stay within budget; keep up routines; … Continue reading Mindful Holiday
It's been a few months since my last blog post. Work ramped up at the end of March, as everyone panicked over Spring Break ending, end of year testing, graduation, and beginning summer vacation. During that time period, I had a lot of short-term clients with specific needs to address, including transitioning from one household … Continue reading Summer Slump? Or, How to Take Advantage of the Calm.
One of the hardest parts of being in private practice in the mental health field, is deciding whether or not to accept insurance. And then if you do, deciding which panels to get accredited by; in other words, what insurance will you try to take? For the practitioner, it's a lot of paperwork, and a … Continue reading Insurance: Woohoo or Woe?
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
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