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May2019
Tired of illness and weather canceling your sessions? It may be time to try a two-way no-show policy. Wish people would show up for their online sessions or shoot you an email the day before?! Yeah, us too! Through a series of conversations, we heard of a ... Read More

24

Apr2019
Are you a DIY person or a I’ll-just-buy-it person? I have friends that LOVE scouring pinterest for their next project. Curtains?! No problem, they have about a million ideas and a sewing machine ready. It’s about a personal touch and crafting those curtains exactly the way ... Read More

03

Apr2019
If you’re not telling anyone about what you do, does it really matter what you do?! We believe what you do does matter and we want to see you tell people about it. So, here’s 5 different ways to tell the world what you do.... Read More

20

Mar2019
Have you ever filled out one of those quizzes floating around on the internet? Like, “What’s your secret-sauce for marketing”, “What type of sleeper are you”…? No?! Well, then you’ve probably taken a personality test at some point or done one of those facebook things that ... Read More

06

Mar2019
Running your own practice as an online therapist comes with its own set of challenges. Sure you don’t have to choose between your love for therapy and love for your family (or travel) anymore, but it can get lonely.  Not only are you a therapist listening to ... Read More

20

Feb2019
You’ve spent hours with your client and they’ve covered a lot of ground.  Your client recently received a promotion and is now moving. Because they’re thankful for all you’ve done together and want to continue the work they ask if you can continue being their therapist via online ... Read More

15

Feb2019
You’re sitting in front of your computer screen after seven in-person counseling sessions.  You’re exhausted, but determined to get to the bottom of this starting-an-online-practice thing. Your cursor blinks in the search bar… Hold up! Before you go to bed another hour later we’d like ... Read More

30

Jan2019
You’ve finally crept all the way out to the edge of the high diving board.  Your toes are wrapped around the final centimeters of the white sandpaper-y bendy piece of something. “You’ve got this,” your mom calls from the other side of the pool, video camera ... Read More

15

Jan2019
If you've ever considered making a splash online with a blog but decided against it, because the odds of getting noticed seemed way too slim, this is the post for you! We got to sit down with Marissa Lawton, the online therapist’s go-to gal to getting noticed online, discover ... Read More

09

Nov2018
“I was told that you couldn’t make real money if you had your own practice. Well, all I can say is, ‘I wish I had started my practice sooner.’ I’m earning the money I need, doing what I love, and running my own schedule, all because I started my own ... Read More

17

Oct2018
Have you ever used a ladle to flip pancakes?  Probably not. But if you had you would have realized that flipping pancakes with a ladle didn’t work so good. In actuality you probably used the ladle to pour the pancake batter onto your pan and then flipped the pancakes with a ... Read More

24

Aug2018
As women, we have all had that moment when we have lost our cool at work. We appeared emotionally over the top or super stressed out. After the fact, ... Read More

28

Mar2018
On September 11, 2001, I was a 21-year-old, newly minted college graduate, who had managed to parlay my BA in psychology into my first real job. I was in my office at Rutgers University when reports first came in that a plane ... Read More

16

Feb2018
It is a truth universally acknowledged that, since the days of Austen and Bronte, there have been various tropes – overused themes, weaving their way through our favorite works of cinema and literature. The Fifty Shades trilogy is no exception.   With ... Read More

30

Jan2018
So, you're interested in obtaining psychotherapy but don't want to take off hours from work to drive to a therapist's office, meander around searching for parking, and then drive back to work after an emotionally-laden session. I don't blame you. Wouldn't it ... Read More

22

Jan2018
During college, I lived in a house with six other women.  Yes, you heard that correctly, there were seven of us.  In fact, the house ... Read More

26

Dec2017
One of the more humorous stories to come out of my childhood involves a phone conversation I was having with my friend *Barb.  Sometime during the conversation, her father yelled from downstairs, “Barb, you wanna come clean the maggots out of the ... Read More

27

Nov2017
Hello and Welcome to Texas Online Counseling PLLC’s Blog This will be my first Blog article and honestly I am nervous. I hope it is well received. I thought this would be a good time to write a blog because of the Holidays. For some it can be a very difficult ... Read More

27

Oct2017
Offering online therapy can be extremely rewarding both for you, the mental health provider, and for your clients. Here’s the top 10 reasons why it’s awesome. 1. Ease & Convenience – Nothing beats the convenience of online therapy for both you and your client. Save time by saying good bye ... Read More

04

May2017
Back in the 1990s, I was an unabashed Gilmore Girls fan. I grew up together with Rory, Paris, and Lane, cheering their triumphs and lamenting their missteps. ... Read More

11

Apr2017
For the past few months, my husband and I have been looking to purchase a home. As any of you who’ve been there before knows, the home buying process is ... Read More

16

Mar2017
Facing a difficult decision during a difficult time? Perhaps this can help. ... Read More

14

Feb2017
Dr Amber Lyda answers the question: What are the benefits of online therapy? Her answers include the convenience and comfort of doing sessions from home, the elimination of travel time to and from an office, and the ability to ... Read More

07

Feb2017
About two years ago, my husband surprised me with a Keurig for Valentine’s Day. It was an incredibly thoughtful gift; I’d been mentioning how I wanted one for my office, and there it was, a brand new, professional grade Keurig. The problem was, I thought we had agreed not to ... Read More

24

Jan2017
If you want some help directly from the therapy room to your living room…check out these strategies to take your life back from anxiety. ... Read More

24

Jan2017
It’s the moment that every parent dreads, and one that every parent can relate to; the public meltdown.  Your cute, typically agreeable child now seems to be nothing but flailing arms and legs, and a giant mouth screaming words that become less intelligible with every passing second. ... Read More

27

Dec2016
It’s 12:01am, January 1st, 2016.  Like most of us, you’ve probably decided that you’re going to do something differently in the New Year.  You reflect upon it, smile, and perhaps for the next few days, demonstrate your resolve ... Read More

13

Dec2016
30 days ago, I decided that I was going to complete 30 Bikram Yoga classes in 30 days.  I attended my final class today, and am feeling pretty proud of this accomplishment.  Full disclaimer: this is not going to be ... Read More

13

Dec2016
You say you are going to work out before work. When the alarm goes off that brilliant plan seems absolutely ludicrous.  The idea of getting up, getting dressed, driving, working out, showering, changing for work, and driving some more…it’s just too daunting.  You hit ... Read More

13

Dec2016
Do you want to sleep better? Feel happier? Appreciate more? Decrease feelings of anxiety and depression?  Integrate this new habit into your night-time routine.  

03

Dec2016

Interconnected By GOD

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December 3, 2016
Please check out my new book and associated blogs by clicking on the book cover. Clinical therapist and social worker Joyce Stewart pens an inspiring piece centering on spiritual, ... Read More

03

Dec2016

Interconnected By GOD

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December 3, 2016
Please review my latest book and associated blogs.    

30

Nov2016
Between now and the end of January, there will be at least 50 holidays celebrated around the world. If you’re looking forward to this three month period of cultural, religious, spiritual, and secular holidays, your head is probably awash in the glow of the expectation of family, food, friends, and ... Read More

26

Nov2016
Many studies support the positive impact the practice of gratitude has on mental health.  I’ve made a short video of a fun gratitude exercise to improve your sleep, mood, and mindfulness. Enjoy! Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D. is a leading researcher in gratitude.  In multiple studies, he has confirmed that ... Read More

24

Nov2016

Online Psychotherapy

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November 24, 2016
I was working in a University Counseling Center about five years ago when I realized how helpful online psychotherapy could be. Several of my therapy clients were graduating college before they were really ready to graduate from therapy.  I wished that I could continue working with them, but most were ... Read More

08

Nov2016

GOD is Love

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November 8, 2016
In this book, God is Love, Joyce shares with you how God led her into deconstructing everything she believed about God, Christianity, the Bible, Jesus, sin, love and ... Read More

02

Aug2016
About three years ago, I made the decision to delete all of my social media accounts.  I decided that I valued my privacy more than immediate connection, and found Facebook in particular to be a massive energy vampire.  Fast forward to present day, as the proprietor of a therapy practice ... Read More

09

Aug2014
  Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life?  If so, you are not alone. Countless adults become caregivers or guardians for their aging parents, often finding it necessary to ... Read More

09

Aug2014
  Carol Pulley- Daughter, Friend and Caregiver to my Mom As a therapist, I often recommend journaling to clients and I know how healing and cathartic it is for them. I recently experienced it first hand, as I have been reading ... Read More

09

Apr2014
Does my insurance cover this?   Whether I meet a client online or in my office, this is one of the first questions clients ask me, usually after "are you licensed?" The answer is the same, and that is “I am not sure, but I know ... Read More

29

Mar2014
Are you struggling to find a balance between protecting your parents while not infringing on their need for an independent life?  If so, you are not alone. This may be one of the toughest decisions we ever have to make. Even if you know it is the right thing to do, ... Read More

20

Feb2014
Does my Insurance cover this ?  Whether I meet a client online or in my office, this is one of the first questions clients ask me, usually after are you licensed? The answer is the same whether I am meeting someone online or in my office, that is “I am ... Read More

30

Jan2014
When my partner and I founded iTherapy, we developed the concept to meet the needs of our existing face to face clients, during a particularly rough winter season in the mountains of North Carolina. As travel was severely impacted we were missing many appointments with our clients. Many of our clients ... Read More

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