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Validating the quarter-life crisis

By Lynne Shallcross April 22, 2016

More than a decade ago in the song “Why Georgia,” musician John Mayer put words to a phenomenon that many 20-somethings sense all too well. “I rent a room and I fill the spaces with/ Wood in places to make it feel like home/ But all I feel’s alone/ It might be a quarter-life crisis/…continue reading

Falling short of perfect

By Laurie Meyers March 28, 2016

This past December, a major pop culture event occurred for which millions of people had been waiting longer than three decades: Star Wars: Episode VII was released. Finally, the story from 1983’s Return of the Jedi was continuing. Many fans reserved tickets two months in advance, while others camped out in line overnight to be…continue reading

Technology Tutor: Scheduling in the cloud

By Rob Reinhardt March 2, 2016

Despite significant growth in the use of electronic health record (EHR)/practice management systems, some counselors still benefit from the use of stand-alone online scheduling programs. Whether it’s because their EHR systems don’t offer a client portal, they desire more robust scheduling features or they aren’t ready to take the full EHR plunge, counselors may find…continue reading

Help for those who hoard

By Laurie Meyers February 29, 2016

TV shows such as Hoarding: Buried Alive and Hoarders have brought hoarding disorder (HD) to a new level of public consciousness. The shows provide portraits of people who hoard, typically at a moment of crisis when they are on the brink of being evicted or having their houses condemned. Years of collecting “stuff” — much…continue reading