Tag: therapy

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

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 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

Core Shift

To start with a little self disclosure, after about a 15-year hiatus I recently picked up my cello and began the humbling experience of weekly lessons. The image of “cobwebs” doesn’t quite do this return to the cello justice; I’ve started back at the beginning, relearning my scales and bowing and it’s felt more like trying to Read More

Too Complex to be Linear

Last week, I was able to enjoy a nice little beach getaway with my family, an annual summer trip that in some ways serves as a check point for the changes we’ve experienced each year. Now, more than in years past, our daughter is able to join me in a favorite shoreline pastime, seashell walks, where (you may Read More

One Foot in Front of the Other

This seems like an odd choice of a quote for a therapist to throw up on her blog. I mean, the fields of therapy and counseling kind of root themselves in the premise of understanding “the path” and with good reason… Without taking a slow and thorough look at our fears, needs, and pains, we Read More

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