Effective Approaches To Counseling

Online articles about making a therapy or counseling session extremely successful, written by Bill Herring LCSW.

How to Gain The Most Benefit From A Psychotherapy Session

This online article lists simple, practical and effective steps you can take to insure that your counseling or therapy experience results in the greatest benefit possible.

What Does It Mean To "Get Better"?

What does it mean to "get better" in psychotherapy and counseling? Three dimensions of improvement are invaluable tools that both therapist and client should evaluate on an ongoing basis.

Transformation Through Conversation

The most effective counseling and psychotherapy almost always involves intimate, safe and meaningful conversation. It's a great privilege between therapist and client to experience the insight, relief and joy that comes from a deep and profoundly significant conversation that has never before taken place with anyone else.

The Value Of Therapeutic Homework

What can a person do between therapy sessions to make the most meaningful improvement possible toward his or her goals? Although the answer is somewhat different for every person, simple "homework assignments" are very effective ways to maximize progress for people who want to most effectively utilize therapy to improve their life.

Atlanta Brainspotting Therapy

While the traditional approach to therapy is to talk extensively about personal issues, a technique called "brainspotting" is capable of bringing about deep and rapid emotional healing for a wide variety of problems.  Learn more about this remarkable technique I've been trained to provide.

Two Types of Challenges In Life

There are fundamentally two types of challenges that cause us to struggle in life: those that circumstance throws our way and those we essentially create for ourselves. The most effective counseling approaches address both aspects in order to insure the best outcomes possible.

Heal Your Wounds, Honor Your Scars

A short reflection on healing emotional wounds and honoring the scars they leave behind.

He Doesn't Look Sad: Hidden Male Depression

Depression in men is often unrecognized and misinterpreted as irritability, withdrawal from true emotional intimacy and excessive alcohol use, sexual intrigue or overwork.  This article encourages both men and the women who love them to recognize the signs of covert male depression.

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