Exploring Mental Health Careers

Exploring Mental Health Careers

For some fields, there are so many resources related to building up one's application, becoming a competitive applicant, and thriving in one's studies & career (e.g., pre-med track). For other fields, such as School Psychology, those resources just are not there. It can be difficult to find helpful advice. With that in mind, I'll start [...]

3 Assumptions Mental Health Providers Should NOT Make

3 Assumptions Mental Health Providers Should NOT Make

From my experience and what I've heard, providers make assumptions too frequently which end up being false and getting in the way of proper treatment. What are some of these assumptions? I've listed 3, but there are certainly many more!     One: All patients with a condition LOOK a certain way.   Last summer, [...]

Preparing for Your First Visit

Preparing for Your First Visit

  Before your initial discussion with a provider, it may be helpful to gather key information. Gathering information can save valuable time.     Essential for the first visit: Current medications List ALL meds, including nonpsychiatric, over-the-counter, birth control and supplements Include tablet size (mg) and number if its psychiatric Past psychiatric treatments List of [...]

Being Too Bipolar for your Psychologist…

Being Too Bipolar for your Psychologist…

    After writing a paper for an abnormal psych class, I was convinced that the periods of joy I felt after my depressions were more than just 'happiness'... it was clinical. It was hypomania.   I went to one of my former professors and told him that I was sure that I was an [...]