Ep. 14: Getting the Clients We Need

Silvia Echevarria-Doan, PhD, LMFT is a professor of family counseling and a marriage and family therapist. She reflects on how her work informs her own marriage and family life, on facilitating student counselor development, and on overseeing the marriage and family clinic at the University of Florida.

A tribute (of sorts)

This week, someone dear to me passed away without warning. This person was near retirement, and arguably the healthiest older-ish person I knew; she basically died while exercising. There’ve been a lot of emotions and a background gnawing sadness. Grief, I’m discovering, is literally physically exhausting. But through it, no booze. No cover-ups (well, there was that chocolate cake, […]

Ep. 13: Counseling and the Art of Friendship

My long-time friend Katie White asks me thoughtful questions about my own experiences being a therapist. We talk about self-care and compassion fatigue, connecting with people in serious pain, and the art of sustaining our friendship.  

New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! I’m sitting on the couch in my fleece pjs on a chilly Sunday morning, drinking coffee and still waking up. It’s the New Year and I’m preparing to return to work after a holiday hiatus, during which I filled myself up with reading (fiction–not self-help or psychology books, for a change!), silence […]

Ep. 11: From Doing to Being: Personal Growth in Early Training

At 23 years old, Morgan Ransom is a graduate student in Counselor Education who just finished her first practicum as a counselor-in-training at a local agency. With a background as a high-achieving student and collegiate athlete, Morgan reflects on the many changes happening in her relationships and in herself as she works towards becoming a […]