Terminating in Social Work: 2 Pathways for Ending Therapy

Terminating in social work happens for many reasons, including the client not engaging in services, being referred out to another agency, or the client reaching all treatment goals and no longer requiring services. Ideally, termination is a gradual process, but in the field of social work, ideals may not always occur. Before we discuss the... Continue Reading →

Take Your Lunch Break & Other Social Work Boundaries

Social work is often associated with overwhelm, low pay, and high caseloads. Though these can absolutely be true, and are too often seen in this field, it is possible to have a work-life balance, actively use self care, and not get burned out. A key factor in what makes or breaks this is the use... Continue Reading →

To Write or Not to Write | Taking Notes During Therapy Sessions

During my time in university, there were debates on many practice topics for social workers and therapists. One topic that brought some interestingly heated discussion was note taking during therapy sessions. Is this helpful or hurtful? I'm currently practicing as a psychotherapist in an outpatient mental health clinic, and hold a caseload of about 45... Continue Reading →

Making Money in Social Work: Breaking the Low Pay Myth

Social workers are often told, alongside the pity glance, that the field is low pay & you'll burn yourself out trying to survive. Though I agree that the field is terribly underpaid and undervalued, I do believe that too much weight is given to the underpaid aspect of social work. So how can we make... Continue Reading →

Day in the Life of an NYC Therapist

Being a therapist and social worker can make for chaotic days and constantly changing schedules. So how do we manage to stay on top of it all? Here is the breakdown of my daily schedule (generally speaking) and what my days look like as a therapist in New York City. As a fee-for-service therapist, my... Continue Reading →

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