Career Changes in a Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life in so many ways. Performing artists have been especially impacted by the economic, social, and emotional effects of the pandemic. Young artists who were just beginning their careers were halted in their tracks and progress toward their dreams postponed. Established artists who had come to rely on the security and consistency of regular work found themselves unemployed with uncertain prospects for the future.

An Ode to Therapy Clients Everywhere…

From Amy Goldbeck, LPC, R-DMT, CH You may not realize it, but I admire you clients so deeply. I want to say… Just look at you! Showing up for yourself. You are a living example of recognizing something deep and important. Something has caught your attention, and you are acknowledging it. That inkling or whatever […]

Demystifying the Therapeutic Process

Therapy is about curiosity and paying attention. Really, that’s it. Of course, there are endless ways in which these core concepts are expressed or complicated based on the lived experience and the needs of the client. And of course this all takes place within the context of the relationship between client and therapist, which can […]

What’s Right with You?

A Healing Centered Approach to TraumaI recently read an article by author, Shawn Ginwright, a leading expert on youth activism, youth development, and professor of Africana Studies. In this article, he discussed a healing-centered approach to working with trauma, which he defines as “ holistic involving culture, spirituality, civic action and collective healing. A healing-centered […]

Pass It On

When I read a book, I tend to really get into it.  I take notes, underline, and star various concepts that wow me.  By the end, I feel like the author is my best friend and we’ve just had a great conversation.  And then I have to remind myself that the author has no idea […]