“Elizabeth, how can I tell the difference when some behavior is upsetting to me? Is it a relationship red flag or not a big deal?” Here’s what you need to know…Read More
You can recognize a cult command because the theme is hopelessness. It's the ultimate in absolutism: there is nothing you can do.Read More
My beach go-to's aren't Harlequin romances. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) They are the free weights of reading. Books that merit more attention than my typical 30 minutes before bed. Pieces I want to dive into, take notes on and mull over.
Here are a few of those weighty reads in case you're like-minded:Read More
We are constantly bombarded with information, new research, best practices & evidence-based interventions. It’s easy to forget that behind all of the science is people.Read More
Imagine you’re in the middle of a conversation. It’s going well. The person in front of you is opening up and it feels like they are starting to trust you. You say “tell me more” or “say more”. Suddenly, it feels like the air has been sucked out of the room.
What happened?Read More
Challenging clients don't trust you.
It may not be not be personal. Your clients may not trust the system that you represent. (Because you do represent a system or institution, whether you like it or not.) It may be the "healthcare system", for example, that they distrust or any another large, powerful institution. Whatever it is, people act out in challenging ways because they don't feel safe in the "care" that their institution offers.Read More