Monthly Archives: July 2011

Is “no” a bad word?

I’ve been wondering for a while about parental ambivalence around the word “no.” Some of us say “no” too much. Some of us say “no” too little. Some of us say “no,” but don’t really mean it (or stick to … Continue reading

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What should I look for in a counselor? Part 2

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to counseling or counselors, and while there are basic standards of good counseling (see previous post), much of the counseling experience consists of what you and your counselor bring to the table. The counselor uses … Continue reading

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What should I look for in a counselor? Part 1

The number one predictor of counseling success is the quality of the relationship between the client and the counselor—regardless of the theory or method used. You will want to find a counselor who is a good “fit” for you. If … Continue reading

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