Yearly Archive 2016

IATSE 480 Members and Mental Health…

IATSE 480 And Mental Health I happen to know a lot of people in the movie industry, many of them IATSE 480 people, New Mexico Union. What a life!! Working twelves, fourteens, sixteens, occasionally more… (there IS no “No thanks, I’m kind of pooped” in this field—work it,…
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Private Practice: What I Am Learning

Almost a year into my (most recent) private practice, and here is what I am learning: • Insurance is a great thing. For the client, for me. They get services, I get paid. Also, I realize that whereas a flat-out Coaching Business (which I thought I wanted, and probably do, eventually), would require my…
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You May Be Eligible for Free Personal Counseling

For Many, Personal Counseling is Free You probably did not know that. If you have insurance, you may very well be eligible for free personal counseling. If you have Medicaid, it is very likely. If you have New Mexico Health Connections, Presbyterian, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, your might be free of cost, or…
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Private Practice: It’s a Cool Feeling…

OK, then. 62 years old, have worked in numerous private practices, but always somebody ELSE’S private practice. Those of you who know me would not be surprised to hear that I have an entrepreneurial spirit (sort of renegade, make your own rules), but MIGHT be surprised that I have never actually BEEN an entrepreneur, or…
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Thoughts on Private Practice & Whether to Take Insurance

Thoughts on Private Practice & Whether to “Take Insurance”   In a Social Media Group for Private Practitioners, I recently asked whether folks were mostly seeing clients through their insurance or through “private pay.” The majority of those who responded said “Private Pay Only”, and some of them almost seemed a little, well,…
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Coventry: Coming of Age in 1968

Coventry: Coming of Age in 1968 --by Dr. James Michael Nolan   I was 15. We drove to Coventry, A neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side, Maybe with Rick Smudz, or Gregg Gresko? I forget. It was Cleveland’s Haight-Ashbury. I didn’t know shit, But I…
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