Telemental Health, is it working for clients?

Telemental health, is it working for clients? During these trying times with the pandemic saturating every part of our lives, telehealth and telemental health have become prominent. A study done in 2018 confirms that telehealth is effective. As a therapist, I was skeptical. Observing a client’s posture, where they choose to sit, their foot shaking… Read more »

Negative Thoughts? Change your Playlist

Get rid of negative thoughts, change your playlist It has was suggested that I do a follow-up on my last blog which discussed playlists in our heads. Here is why: 1. Our thoughts and feelings can be intrusive and not always helpful. 2. As a huge music fan, I often use specific music to counter… Read more »

Gray Divorce, A Therapist’s View of Break-Ups after 50

Gray Divorce, A Therapist’s View of Break-Ups after 50 “Gray Divorce” is a term used to describe couples age 50 and over who end their marriage. This trend is on the rise. The Institute of Family Studies conducted a study in 2012 about divorce. They concluded that divorce is declining among married people 25-39. But… Read more »

How to Stop Negative Thoughts From Rotating In Your Head

“I got a lotta s**t in rotation” from Dithering by Ani DiFranco “I got a lot of s**t in rotation.” Shout out to native artist and activist, Ani DiFranco, for providing the perfect lead into this blog. Many of us are stuck in our heads more than ever due to Covid-19. The National Science Foundation claims… Read more »

How to fight fair, we are therapists, we just had a fight

He’s a therapist, I’m a therapist, we just had a fight. My friends speculate that therapists don’t argue. Or if they do, that the disagreements are low key, even pleasant. But that is not the case with me and my long-time partner, Jim. We don’t disagree often and when we do, it is pretty civilized…. Read more »

Sheltering from the Storm of The Virus

Sheltering from the storm of the virus seems to be the prevailing strategy. “Come in, she said, I’ll give you shelter from the storm”  I confess I am not a huge Dylan fan. In my opinion, Bob Marley is music’s poet laureate, but Dylan’s lyrics serve the purpose here though. At least, here is how I… Read more »

COVID-19, the Economy and Grandma

COVID-19, the Economy and Grandma Now that I am a grandma, I think back on one of the most important figures in my life with even more awe and respect. My grandmother was an immigrant as a young bride at the age of 18. She taught herself English by reading the newspaper, but then, again,… Read more »

Resilience in Anxious Covid-19 Times

“Most people prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty” Virginia Satir Resilience in Anxious Covid-19 Times is needed to help us get through the unknown. I wish I could reassure you that certainty was something you could always have at your disposal. Actually, I can, just not the way you might be… Read more »

Sheltering At Home With Your Kids

Sheltering At Home With Your Kids Or maybe sheltering at home from your kids? Kids are energetic and endearing. But sometimes you need a break from their energy, it can be a challenge. They can wear you out.  Even the family dog needs a rest. Thank goodness, the packaging is appealing. We love these kids…. Read more »

COVID-19 and Resilience for Couples at Home

Is there anything worth writing about other than the current virus crisis we are all experiencing in different ways and yet the same? Blogs are writing themselves on this topic. The tone is often dire and fearful. This is understandable given the possible outcomes of contracting COVID-19. Our philosophy at Resiliencetree.com, however, is that crisis… Read more »