10 COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT COUNSELING

#1. “Counseling is for crazy people.” #2. “I need to know what to talk about (and I don’t).” #3. “I don’t need counseling–I can talk to my friends.” #4. “I don’t need counseling–I have meds.” #5. “I don’t need counseling because I’m not in crisis.” #6. “I’m afraid my counselor is going to judge me.” […]

WHAT YARN AND COUNSELING HAVE IN COMMON

counseling is like yarn

I’m a big fan of using analogies. I sometimes use them without even thinking about them, and in any case, I don’t hesitate to use them if it gets my point across.    “She’s a diamond in the rough.” “He’s as blind as a bat.” “It’s like finding a needle in a haystack.”   My […]

WHAT GROWTH LOOKS LIKE FOR YOU

Growth. When we use the term we’re usually not talking about physical growth (unless maybe we’re referring to a small child); we’re talking about maturity. But emotional growth can’t be measured objectively like the height of a plant can. So for those of us committed to the never-ending journey of growth, how do we know […]