Insights from Atlanta Counselor Bill Herring, LCSW, CSAT

Atlanta therapist Bill Herring LCSW, CSAT for helpful discussion about sensitive personal issues.

Here's a collection of little essays and observations about a variety of topics related to personal growth, emotional development, relationship enhancenment and other topics I find meaningful and interesting. There's probably enough for an e-book but for now here they are.  

You can read small snippets of each blog post below: click the title of any that interest you to read the entire post.  Each entry has also been loosely grouped into categories which can help guide your viewing.

How Are Your Jellybeans?

People tend to see patterns where they don’t really exist and to come to faulty conclusions about what a series of events means.  When things repeatedly don't go a person's way it's easy to feel like a failure or someone who's "jinxed".  Such a confidence killer can erode further effort or optimism. 

Filed under: 

Quantity vs. Quality

In my Atlanta counseling practice I have worked with many financially successful individuals. Sometimes the distance between their financial success and their personal unhappiness seems as vast as the Grand Canyon.

Of Whats and Whys

This is another entry in my ever-growing list of "therapeutic distinctions", pairs of closely related concepts that contain subtle differences that may initially seem obscure but which can often reveal profound implications. One such distinction is between "what" and "why".

Walking the Dog

It's not always easy to manage your emotions so they don't rule you.  In my Atlanta counseling practice I sometimes use the example of walking a dog to illustrate an essential idea about emotional self-control.

Sometimes a Breakdown is a Breakthrough

What I'm about to say can benefit anyone, either now or in the future.  Maybe these words can help you or someone you know and care about.  I am especially writing this to get in front of anyone anyone who is going through a crisis of their on making because of discovery of infidelity. 

If you feel like your life is crashing down around you I want to tell you that a "breakdown" may be the start of some much-needed "breakthrough" in your life.  In my Atlanta psychotherapy practice I help people transform pain into changes for the better.  Whatever is going on with you right now, it's very possible that the best of your life is still ahead. 

General Adult Psychotherapy in Atlanta

I recently started individual counseling with a new client who first looked at my website just before our initial appointment and who said to me "I didn't know your practice was focused so much on sex."  It was then that I realized I should probably write here what I told that person.

Healing Complex Betrayal Trauma

As can be seen by looking over some of my articles, one of the focus areas of my Atlanta psychotherapy and counseling practice is helping people get through the challenges of healing from multiple instances of broken trust. Of course, the most heart-breaking of these violations is the revelation of a pattern of sexual infidelities.

"Because Of" or "In Spite Of"

Sometimes I write about “therapeutic distinctions”, which are pairs of related concepts that have different meanings and can lead to different outcomes.  What came to my mind today is the relationship between "because of” and "in spite of".

Short, Soft, Slow, Simple

Psychotherapy hinges on the therapist’s ability to listen carefully and respond appropriately.  Since people pay me for my opinions I am happy to share them.  A big part of my job includes knowing when to listen and when to talk.  Sometimes it's helpful for me to give a client a lengthy perspective about what we are discussing.  My goal is for my clients to see themselves or a situation they are dealing with in a new light. 

Questions to Deepen Self-Understanding

I've previously written about what I consider to be the major differences between counseling and psychotherapy. As a person who provides both services I know what kinds of questions can lead to deep levels of insight and healing. I've previously published a list of things to consider before your first psychotherapy or counseling appointment. I now have a new set of questions which can help increase the benefit of psychotherapy.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - blogs