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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 →

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 →

Ideas & Tips for Social Work Supervision

A key part of social work practice is ongoing supervision to ensure our practice is effective, to bounce ideas off a more experienced/knowledgeable individual, to vent about cases, and to feel supported in our practice. Many social workers *are supposed to* receive supervision on a weekly basis for about an hour. Supervision also occurs for... Continue Reading →

11 New Year Resolutions for the Social Worker & Therapist

Before diving into my New Year Resolutions, let's remind ourselves what effective goals look like. Creating SMART goals can hold us accountable, and describe goals in more realistic ways. It means our goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Oriented. With this magic formula in mind, you can be sure to create goals that... 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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