Interview with Jade Miller, Peer Support Worker

If you have been following my blog, you know I have been interviewing therapist authors to bring you more perspectives on mental health and more resources. Today I am sharing an interview with someone who is not a therapist. Jade Miller does peer support and shares her journey living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, and sheContinue reading “Interview with Jade Miller, Peer Support Worker”

Professional Wills: Webinar for Therapists

You asked, and I delivered! Recently, I updated my professional will. Like with many things in my life, I celebrated the occasion by tweeting about it. This generated a lively discussion of professional wills, what they are, and why we as therapists need them. I vaguely recall professional wills being mentioned during my graduate training,Continue reading “Professional Wills: Webinar for Therapists”

Work From Home, Day 365

One year ago today, I received news that the county I lived in had its first confirmed community transmission. (I think we had community transmission well before then, but the governor only authorized testing for people who had travelled.) Because some of my clients or their family members might fall into the high-risk category, andContinue reading “Work From Home, Day 365”

Insurance and Mental Health

This post will probably end up being Part 1 in a series, since it is definitely information that people need to know. As my followers are aware, I’ve been writing about various mental health topics to help people who aren’t professionals understand psychology, therapy, evaluations, and other topics related to mental health. I would likeContinue reading “Insurance and Mental Health”

Virtual Slime

A lot of child therapists make slime with their clients in session, or they did back when we saw people in person. Personally, it was not an intervention I used often for a couple of reasons. One, to accommodate my caseload, I would book after school appointments back-to-back, and the cleanup would put me behindContinue reading “Virtual Slime”

Why Do Suicide Rates Go Up In March?

Content note: this post talks about suicide in general terms. There is a common misconception that suicide behaviors spike around the holiday season in December. Although people who experience suicidal ideation might need support at any time during the year, in the northern hemisphere of the world, we actually see this surge happen around March.Continue reading “Why Do Suicide Rates Go Up In March?”

Psychological Evaluation 101: Health Insurance and Psych Assessments

Thank you for checking out my series on psychological assessments! My goal in writing this series was to help people who don’t have years of graduate training understand what an assessment is and what information they might seek from an evaluation. As of right now, this is my final planned post in this series, thoughContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: Health Insurance and Psych Assessments”

Psychological Evaluation 101: What Are Projective Tests?

(If you want me to write about more types of psychological evaluations, please let me know!) Projective tests are a type of personality assessment that uses ambiguous stimuli to get information about things you might not be consciously aware of. They can involve having you respond to images, create drawings, or say the first responseContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: What Are Projective Tests?”

Psychological Evaluation 101: Autism

Language note: although everyone has individual preferences, the overall consensus at the time that I am writing this post is that people in the Autism community prefer to be referred to as “Autistic people” rather than “people with Autism,” so that is the language I will use in this post. Last week I talked aboutContinue reading “Psychological Evaluation 101: Autism”

Interview with Dr. Katie Gordon, Psychologist and Author

I connected with Dr. Katie Gordon on Twitter when she posted about her upcoming book about suicide prevention. Obviously, this is an important topic, and she graciously agreed to an interview with me. Content warning: this post talks about suicidal ideation. 1. Tell me a bit about your professional background. I went to Florida StateContinue reading “Interview with Dr. Katie Gordon, Psychologist and Author”