If you’ve ever had more than a 5-minute conversation with me, you know I appreciate few things more than some good metaphor work; I can talk about how life is like a house, a race, an ocean, a hike, or a recipe for longer than I should be able to. But I have very little Read More

Anxiety Isn’t the Problem

Yes, you read the title correctly and as a clinician specializing in anxiety issues, I know how backwards it feels to say that anxiety really isn’t the problem. But hear me (and science) out… If we are healthy (enough), functioning (enough) people we should be able to experience some anxiety in our lives. When we’re Read More

Shutting Up

Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Rumi How familiar are you with Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”? When we take a minute, many of us probably think of Disney’s blonde Alice and her goofy Wonderland entourage or maybe  you’re like me and Carol Channing comes to mind. It’s a classic story Read More

Out of Control

Here’s something I hear on a daily basis when people show up to do the work of therapy. Me: What have you noticed since we last met? Client: Things are feeling super out of control! Especially when it seems like tragedy, death, and social injustice have us surrounded, this makes sense! And as someone who Read More

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

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