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OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I wan... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I wan... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I wan... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I wan... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I wan... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Affairs: Boundaries and Respect?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on January 02, 2017 - Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking about affairs lately, seeing how devastating and destructive they are to a marriage and wondering why they happen.  I consider myself knowledgeable about some subjects like eating disorders, anxiety, depress... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I wan... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Affairs: Boundaries and Respect?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on January 02, 2017 - Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking about affairs lately, seeing how devastating and destructive they are to a marriage and wondering why they happen.  I consider myself knowledgeable about some subjects like eating disorders, anxiety, depress... [Read More]

Obtaining New Counseling Clients

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 30, 2018 - Leave a comment

Obtaining New Counseling Clients 11 Mistakes to Avoid! I've heard that many new counselors would appreciate direction or feedback on the kinds of mistakes made by counselors that affect their ability to find new clients. &nbs... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I wan... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Affairs: Boundaries and Respect?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on January 02, 2017 - Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking about affairs lately, seeing how devastating and destructive they are to a marriage and wondering why they happen.  I consider myself knowledgeable about some subjects like eating disorders, anxiety, depress... [Read More]

Obtaining New Counseling Clients

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 30, 2018 - Leave a comment

Obtaining New Counseling Clients 11 Mistakes to Avoid! I've heard that many new counselors would appreciate direction or feedback on the kinds of mistakes made by counselors that affect their ability to find new clients. &nbs... [Read More]

Therapy During a Pandemic

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 22, 2020 - Leave a comment

Webmaster comment:  A few weeks ago, I had trouble sleeping.   With the stay-at-home orders from governors and the president, and the social-distancing movement saying to stay 6 feet apart, to avoid transmitting the virus,... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I wan... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Affairs: Boundaries and Respect?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on January 02, 2017 - Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking about affairs lately, seeing how devastating and destructive they are to a marriage and wondering why they happen.  I consider myself knowledgeable about some subjects like eating disorders, anxiety, depress... [Read More]

Obtaining New Counseling Clients

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 30, 2018 - Leave a comment

Obtaining New Counseling Clients 11 Mistakes to Avoid! I've heard that many new counselors would appreciate direction or feedback on the kinds of mistakes made by counselors that affect their ability to find new clients. &nbs... [Read More]

Therapy During a Pandemic

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 22, 2020 - Leave a comment

Webmaster comment:  A few weeks ago, I had trouble sleeping.   With the stay-at-home orders from governors and the president, and the social-distancing movement saying to stay 6 feet apart, to avoid transmitting the virus,... [Read More]

Who is Most Qualified to Treat Sexual Problems?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on September 08, 2017 - Leave a comment

Sexual issues are addressed by a variety of therapists, but the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)  certified sex therapists and counselors are the most qualified to effectively treat sexu... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I wan... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Affairs: Boundaries and Respect?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on January 02, 2017 - Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking about affairs lately, seeing how devastating and destructive they are to a marriage and wondering why they happen.  I consider myself knowledgeable about some subjects like eating disorders, anxiety, depress... [Read More]

Obtaining New Counseling Clients

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 30, 2018 - Leave a comment

Obtaining New Counseling Clients 11 Mistakes to Avoid! I've heard that many new counselors would appreciate direction or feedback on the kinds of mistakes made by counselors that affect their ability to find new clients. &nbs... [Read More]

Therapy During a Pandemic

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 22, 2020 - Leave a comment

Webmaster comment:  A few weeks ago, I had trouble sleeping.   With the stay-at-home orders from governors and the president, and the social-distancing movement saying to stay 6 feet apart, to avoid transmitting the virus,... [Read More]

Who is Most Qualified to Treat Sexual Problems?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on September 08, 2017 - Leave a comment

Sexual issues are addressed by a variety of therapists, but the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)  certified sex therapists and counselors are the most qualified to effectively treat sexu... [Read More]

From Drug Addict & Alcoholic to Entrepreneur:

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on September 27, 2018 - Leave a comment

The first-ever AA meeting I went to was in prison, and I didn’t speak. I didn’t stand up, didn’t say my name, and certainly didn’t tell my story. I did one thing though - I listened. I listened to other inmates te... [Read More]

OKAY

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 31, 2016 - Leave a comment

Parents want their kids to be okay - as in my twenty-two year old son is biking across country this summer and I want him to be okay. Okay as in when my daughter was two and was hospitalized with a treatment-resistant infection and I wan... [Read More]

Eating Disorders for the Curious

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on March 15, 2017 - Leave a comment

Several years ago I worked at Swedish/Ballard Medical Center on the Eating Disorders unit.  It was a 10 bed psychiatric unit mostly occupied by women struggling with life threatening illness of anorexia and bulimia.  It often f... [Read More]

The Art of Listening: Clients Want to be Heard

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on July 19, 2016 - Leave a comment

Before session, before settling into my slate gray upholstered arm chair, before opening my door and greeting my client, I engage in mindfulness practices that lay the foundation for listening. The kind of holistic listening that involve... [Read More]

Minding Your Children's Digital Diet

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on November 01, 2016 - Leave a comment

The front page headline of The Seattle Times from October 21, 2016 read, “New Guidelines tell parents: Mind your kid’s digital diet.”  The article quotes findings and suggestions put out by the American Academy of... [Read More]

Affairs: Boundaries and Respect?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on January 02, 2017 - Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking about affairs lately, seeing how devastating and destructive they are to a marriage and wondering why they happen.  I consider myself knowledgeable about some subjects like eating disorders, anxiety, depress... [Read More]

Obtaining New Counseling Clients

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on October 30, 2018 - Leave a comment

Obtaining New Counseling Clients 11 Mistakes to Avoid! I've heard that many new counselors would appreciate direction or feedback on the kinds of mistakes made by counselors that affect their ability to find new clients. &nbs... [Read More]

Therapy During a Pandemic

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on April 22, 2020 - Leave a comment

Webmaster comment:  A few weeks ago, I had trouble sleeping.   With the stay-at-home orders from governors and the president, and the social-distancing movement saying to stay 6 feet apart, to avoid transmitting the virus,... [Read More]

Who is Most Qualified to Treat Sexual Problems?

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on September 08, 2017 - Leave a comment

Sexual issues are addressed by a variety of therapists, but the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)  certified sex therapists and counselors are the most qualified to effectively treat sexu... [Read More]

From Drug Addict & Alcoholic to Entrepreneur:

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on September 27, 2018 - Leave a comment

The first-ever AA meeting I went to was in prison, and I didn’t speak. I didn’t stand up, didn’t say my name, and certainly didn’t tell my story. I did one thing though - I listened. I listened to other inmates te... [Read More]

U.S. Pandemic--who should live, who should die?--epidemiologists vs economists

Posted by: Lisa Pastore on May 05, 2020 - Leave a comment

Of two minds—Who should live and who should die? Opinion “The real reason epidemiologists and economists keep arguing”                ... [Read More]

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