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 →

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 →

Using the Miracle Question with Children in Therapy

In Solution Focused therapy, the highly renowned Miracle Question, can be used by clinicians in order to draw out an individual's goals, wishes, and greatest desires. In my own experience, clients can often give responses that are surprising, and not at all what I anticipate. But what is the Miracle Question? It's typically a question... 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 →

Using Cartoon Characters in Therapy Sessions & Engaging in Anti-Racist Play Therapy

At the start of working remotely, I was excited to gain skills in telemental health sessions, as well as try new activities with the kids I work with. After four months of teletherapy, however, I have found it increasingly difficult to keep sessions interesting and engaging for the kids, and to not repeat too many... Continue Reading →

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