New video published today talking about the importance of family members getting support after a suicide attempt. This topic is near and dear to my heart both professionally and personally. I hope you’ll consider subscribing to my YouTube channel. Next week’s video I will talk about coping with PTSD. I welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions!
I am grateful to have entered my 8th month since my private practice opened. I’ve welcomed 15 clients to date and so appreciate the referrals from the community. My private practice hours now fall on Thursday evenings and Saturdays with a couple Skype clients I have added to other week day evenings. It’s hard to believe just a year ago I was finishing up my last month at the University of Southern California’s masters of social work program. The year of transitions has been both exciting and challenging.
Spring is here and several of my clients are using this time to look at their goals for this next year, tweaking some, while adding others, and also realizing what they’ve accomplished. The challenge then becomes to draw out the steps to those goals that become a part of a larger plan; and most importantly, to track the progress.
This month’s newsletter I am going to focus on facing addictions, tips on how to address feeling overwhelmed, and an inspiring story I’ve found that I feel depicts hope.
First of all I would like to thank everyone for their support. Having just entered the third month of my private practice, I’ve been introduced to nine clients who are meeting with me regularly. I’ve also been participating in a couple of holiday bazaars selling handmade beaded jewelry while introducing the counseling business. Networking has been really enjoyable.
This last month I was offered a position as a monthly facilitator for a support group for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They support individuals and family members who are coping with a variety of over 40 neuromuscular illnesses. I’m excited to start this endeavor this month.
I hope you’ve found my last few newsletters helpful, and I welcome any feedback and topic suggestions you might have. Have a wonderful and safe holiday season.
As I was driving home from a thunderous, lightening, and rain filled Oregon day this week, mentally preparing to meet my first client in my new private practice office I realized a dream of mine had come true. I couldn’t believe that thought had almost passed me by without acknowledgement. On my way home from the office today I realized two dreams of mine have come through already this year, with my masters completed in May.
New office sign.
I got my new office sign up this week next to my officemate. Figured I’d best get some photos up of the place, a gorgeous and sunny day.
696 Country Club Road, Eugene, OR 97401
Will have photos of new private practice office later this week. Hoping to get my first clients set up as soon as possible! My profile is on Psychology Today. I will also be offering counseling via Skype for people who live outside of Lane County Oregon. I’m excited about this new endeavor and hope you’ll consider referring someone for support. Using a holistic strength based approach, I hope to support individuals, couples and families as they transition through major life changes from chronic illness, mental illness, death, trauma, divorce, or other challenges.