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

Open Space

In work with clients and life outside, there’s been a theme showing up around me so consistently that it’s starting to feel pretty important, and that theme (drum roll, please) is (crescendo) “space.” Whether it’s taking some space, filling the space, creating space, taking up space, or leaving space open, lately this word has really been making 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

The Real First Step

Confession: I find New Year’s resolutions hard- NAY! Impossible. At the beginning of the calendar year, I have barely had a chance to let my feet touch the ground; between the holiday hustle and the transition back into routine (throw in some holly, jolly germs or weather-related delays), I am in no place to make 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 2

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 map out how by identifying your needs or goals you can clarify what kind of mental health professional you will be looking for. Before we dive in, let’s quickly 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

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