What is a therapist?

Recently, I was prompted to reflect on what exactly a “therapist” is. During our initial intake session, a new client asked me, “So what would I call you, anyway? Are you my therapist, my counselor, or what?” I shared that, though my official job title at my specific organization is “Primary Counselor”, the terms “therapist”…

7 Ways to Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day frequently revolves around romantic love--flowers, hearts, and candy for “that special someone.” However--whether you’re in a relationship or not--it is crucial to first love yourself. Here are seven ways to show yourself some love this year! Give yourself credit. People tend to focus on the mistakes they make, discounting all the good deeds…