Excerpts from an interview with Paul Hokemeyer, a psychotherapist and licensed marriage and family therapist, reveal what he thinks about during a session, whether he watches the clock and how he deals with patients who don’t make progress.
How to Find the Right Therapist for Your Depression
The right therapist can make all the difference in getting the best depression treatment, but do some homework before you choose one.
What to Ask Your Therapist After a Brain Injury
Did you know that, every year, about 1.7 million people in the U.S. experience a traumatic brain injury? That’s according to the CDC , which also cites that falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries, (TBIs), followed by car accidents While 80 percent of people who wind up with a TBI will be sent home from the emergency room, about 275,000 will have a hospital stay, says the CDC. Many of those patients will require rehabilitation. When you or…
How Do You Know If Your Therapist is Helping You
I’ve been in therapy since I was 15 years old. I had my first panic attack at that age, and my parents found me a therapist that specialized in adolescen...
What a physical therapist wants you to know about your blood
As a physical therapist, I analyze movement on a daily basis. To the dismay of my family and friends, I often pick out various biomechanical flaws in the people around me.
What Can a Physical Therapist Do for a Your Autistic Child?
Almost every child with autism (and many adults on the spectrum) can benefit from physical therapy. Learn what PT's do and how to find one.
10 More Things Your Therapist Won't Tell You
A few years ago, I wrote about some of the secrets your therapist won't tell you. It's about time we revisited that topic and shared 10 more things your therapist likely won't tell you about therapy, treatment of mental illness, or their profession. I share these things not to scare you away from trying psychotherapy -- I think everyone should try it! -- but to help you understand that therapists are humans too. It's always better to be fully informed and educated before…
The 2 Questions My Therapist Asked Me When I Had Thoughts of Harming My Baby
Back Pain Tips from a Physical Therapist
Matthew Randall, PT, DPT, discusses low back pain and some of its causes. Physical therapists examine and evaluate a person thoroughly to determine the cause...
Physical Therapist AZ: Fitness Tips
Our physical therapist AZ fitness tips help you maintain your physical health at age 50 and beyond. See what our expert PTs have to say!
Therapists' top tips for coping with fertility problems
Dealing with infertility can be one of life's most stressful experiences. Get coping tips from therapists who specialize in helping people with infertility.
Advice for New Therapists
Dr. Aaron Beck gives advice to mental health professionals who are just starting out in the field. He discusses the importance of using a cognitive conceptua...
National Association of Neonatal Therapists
If you’ve never stepped foot in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), you might be tempted to think it’s a bustling place filled with baby noises like fussing, crying, and cooing. You’d be wrong. Mostly the babies are quiet. There are monitors, pagers, and ventilators beeping. Phones ringing. Staff and parents talking. But a noticeable…
Tips on Choosing the Right Therapist
Sometimes when confronted with the harsh realities of life and how to effectively cope with such situations, it might be worth it to seek out a qualified therapist who is able to be objective, while helping you resolve any recurring problem, however short or long term you are currently challenged by. Once you do get there, either by referral, word of mouth, or your own research, it is important to give the therapist 2-3 sessions before making your decision to see if it’s…
What's the difference between counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and...
What's the difference between counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and therapists? Today's blog by Jeff Rice, Director of Behavioral Health Services at Campbell County Memorial Hospital, sheds some light on the many shapes and sizes of therapists.
What is a Hand Therapist?
Hand therapy is the art and science of evaluating and treating injuries and conditions of the upper extremity (shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand).
24 Things All Therapists Learn That Everyone Should Actually Know
Because of the nature of their jobs, therapists can give advice on a ton of different topics. And over the course of their training, as they work towards obtaining the credentials needed to practice, as well as over the years they spend working with…
What Therapists Wish Their Clients Knew
Before clients commit to therapy, they may want to talk to the clinician prior to coming in to ask a... Read More
How to Find a Good Child Therapist
You feel over your head. You’ve hemmed and hawed, but last night’s behavior solidified it – you need to find a child therapist. Your child needs help. Your family needs help. But, where do you start? You thought the decision to pursue therapy was...
What It’s Like to Visit an Existential Therapist
It’s not meant to be comforting, but somehow it is.