How to Create a Therapy Office Your Clients (and You!) Will Love

Sometimes you may know ahead of time that a Med Board is going to be recommended; other times, especially in the case of Traumatic Brain injuries or accidental or life changing injuries, you may be in the hospital recovering when the Doctor comes in and tells you “This is going to be career ending” and walks out the door, while you and your spouse are left there speechless.

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Hurry Up and Wait: A (not so) fairy-tale

Sometimes you may know ahead of time that a Med Board is going to be recommended; other times, especially in the case of Traumatic Brain injuries or accidental or life changing injuries, you may be in the hospital recovering when the Doctor comes in and tells you “This is going to be career ending” and walks out the door, while you and your spouse are left there speechless.

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5 Tips to Combat Burnout
When your flame is burning so bright, and lighting others along the way for extended periods of time, you may start to experience burnout.

There is a constant struggle for me: to both push forward and continue to work or take a minute to myself to relax, so that I don’t get too overwhelmed and burned out.

An example of this is, at this very moment, I should be asleep (it’s well past my bedtime). But instead, I felt inspired to add to this post and decided to do this instead. Both bring me joy, but in the morning getting up for work, I may not be so happy about this burst of inspiration I received when I should be asleep.

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Our Shared Experience

By: Ingrid Herrera-Yee, PhD - Founder and President - MSBHCAs military spouses, we know all too well that there are so many great things about our life, but there are also the challenges. The beauty of this life is that we are blessed with family wherever we go. From duty station to duty station and even online, we can find family. We meet fellow spouses and service members on base housing, at the commissary, at our local churches, in our communities and even on the interwebs (I have a solid network of amazing spouses on Facebook). Because we move so much and have to adapt so readily, we become adept at making “family” everywhere we go.

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Managing Your Military Life and Career - Part 2: Pursuing a Profession

By: Mary Ridenoure, LMSW  Life is full of unexpected twists and turns; this is not a surprise for a military family. Deployments, NTC trainings, overseas-unaccompanied tours, and frequent PCS moves have a significant impact on choosing a program or establishing yourself as a professional. Hugh Prather once said, “Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes,” a fitting quote on the frustrations a person faces when pursing a degree or professional standing.

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Managing Your Military Life and Career - Part 1: Finding the Right Program

By: Mary Ridenoure, LMSW  Life is full of unexpected twists and turns; this is not a surprise for a military family. Deployments, NTC trainings, overseas-unaccompanied tours, and frequent PCS moves have a significant impact on choosing a program or establishing yourself as a professional. Hugh Prather once said, “Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes,” a fitting quote on the frustrations a person faces when pursing a degree or professional standing.

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Navigating the In-Between: How to Survive PCS Season

By: Kaitlyn Stafford, LICSW-PIP (AL), LCSW (FL) No matter what side of a PCS I am on, the adjustment period that comes before, during, and after always leaves me with a level of ambiguity about the future that I can never quite wrap my head around. Nonetheless, as each of you can probably attest to, with each PCS we endure, we gain a little piece of wisdom to take with us for the next one.

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The Sideline Dilemma

While we choose our lives as military spouses and understand the challenges that we face in the constant upheaval of our house and families, many of us do not choose to sit quietly on the sidelines simply supporting our spouses’ careers.  We choose to be professionals, academics, parents, and so much more, yet we face an often insurmountable dilemma: how will we succeed in our career when we are living this military life?  Even though I have been living through obstacles in my quest for a mental health position, I am still surprised at how daunting it all can be.

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Military Spouse Employment: The Buzz Topic!

As military spouses it seems like we are always getting ready for change: change of address, change of schools, change of social support and perhaps, change in employment. It is that last category that I will explore in greater detail. The informed spouse may already be “plugged in” to a variety of resources to ease that transition but my aim is to bring these means to the forefront in hopes that even more spouses will benefit.  Let’s explore how we got here and where the movement is heading.

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