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DSM Finally Acknowledges Matters of the Heart

Most therapists are pretty unhappy with the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. We don’t like to be pigeonholed into pathologizing our clients with disorders that meet DSM criteria for insurance purposes. We also find that the DSM omits huge problems such as sexual addiction and the use of pornography while including arcane and […]

Get More Clients as the Courts Choose Less Jail and More Counseling

There’s a revolution in the criminal justice system: less jail and more counseling. The result of innovative programs such as Drug Court is a substantial increase of court-referred clients available to therapists and counselors. For many counselors who have struggled with creating successful counseling practices in this economic crisis, the increase in new clients is […]

Counseling in Troubled Times

In this time when people have lost money in their 401Ks and worry about losing their jobs, they get picky about how to spend their money. Counseling is less important than a redo of their spare bedroom for their unemployed son or even a trip to visit their cousins. As a therapist, you see your […]

Counseling is Expendable

Counseling is expendable. That’s what people think in an economic downturn. They stop buying designer clothes and start eating at Culver’s. They stop counseling: it’s an intangible, and it’s harder to see its value compared to buying a new kitchen stove or putting vinyl siding on your house. If you’re a therapist and some of […]