Category: Katie’s Blog

Some News at Katie Cashin Therapy: Welcome Rebecca!

It’s with great excitement that I get to share with you today that Katie Cashin Therapy will soon be welcoming a new staff member! In just a few weeks, Rebecca Schaffner, LGPC will be bringing her talents and skills to Towson, where she will be seeing clients on weeknights and weekends. It has been a Read More

Personal Space

In my last post, I mentioned that the idea of “space” has been popping up all around me-  not unlike the cicada situation here in Maryland… Whether it’s taking some space, filling the space, creating space, taking up space, or leaving space open, this idea has continued to show up in my professional and personal worlds. As a review, Read More

Are you with you or against you?

 …If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom. Rumi When starting work with a client, I take part of our first session to summarize the methods & approaches to therapy I’ll use during our time together: internal and external family systems, motivational interviewing, acceptance Read More

Clinically speaking, “ooof.”

This is about as political a post as we’re going to get here, not because it doesn’t seem appropriate for mental health professionals to share their opinions on the state of our nation, but because I’m not able to put myself together on this enough to write a personal post so there’s no way I would try Read More

So you’re going to therapy…Part 3

There can be many variables, moving pieces, and motivations that help you decide to start therapy. But once you’ve reached this decision, what happens next? In our last post of this series, we’re going to take a quick look at the logistics of finding a therapist. For a couple other pieces of the puzzle, check out the previous posts: Read More

So you’re going to therapy… Part 1

There can be many variables, moving pieces, and motivations that help you decide to start therapy. But once you’ve reached this decision, what happens next? Today we’re going to look at some of the stigmas and stories we make up about starting therapy. The meaning we create around this process can be a barrier or a bridge Read More

Take a Deep Breath

If you’ve ever been in a panicky situation, perhaps as a kid- maybe more recently- you’ve probably been advised to “take a deep breath.” If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably then wanted to slap this advisor. The well-intentioned suggestion seems less than helpful when trying to respond to or fix what’s gone wrong. Hearing Read More

Not Making Meaning

Struggle can be…part of the journey, a race, a mountain, an ocean to cross, a challenge to overcome. And struggle can also just be struggle. Getting the news we were hoping for can be…a sign, fate, destiny, the universe working in our favor. And also, simply the outcome of a situation. Our experience can happen… for Read More

Revisit: Starting Small is a Big Deal

Today we’re revisiting a post from a while back. This morning, I sat down to write about making subtle shifts and taking small steps because it’s a theme that has seemed to be coming to the surface more and more frequently in our conversations. Then I remembered that I already wrote this post! Some things Read More

Clarity Question

Hey y’all & TGIF! Here we are again, landing at the end of another week. For some, Friday marks a finish line for the busyness of work and life. For others, this is just when things start to ramp up. Wherever we are and however we’ve arrived here, it’s almost too easy for us to jump into weekend mode without pausing to notice and Read More

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