social work and stuff, yeah.

MSW. Social Worker. Evaluator. Family Support Professional. And stuff.

This is a Tumblr dedicated to talking about social work. And stuff. Let the conversation begin.


Hi followers! If you haven’t heard, ACSWA is looking for social work students in a master’s program to earn a little money, get a free membership, and help their fellow classmates. We know some of you would be perfect for this! Email or visit for information about our Student Liaison Program.

— The ACSWA Team

Therapy is really hard to do. Good therapy is, anyway. Bad therapy is pretty easy: giving advice, passively listening, befriending clients or following a rigid protocol for every client. Good therapy is incredibly demanding and involves observing and then integrating information on a number of levels. That’s why it can be so hard to find a good therapist, and why I have seen brilliant and terrible ones from all backgrounds and levels of education.




Hell-aciously busy with work, but I really wanted to draw this comic.

Something Stronger.

I love when pop culture and therapy team up


You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!

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Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.

Today, September 10, 2014 is World Suicide Prevention Day. Every year more than 800,000 people complete suicide worldwide. However, suicide is preventable. Together, as a community, we can foster change and a philosophy of hope to remind people that life can get better. Remember, no one else can play your part. 


Creating Your Child Therapy Office: Now that the school year has started I have been getting a lot of questions from new therapists/interns wanting advice on setting up their offices.

Click here to view an article I wrote for SocialWorkHelper with tips for new therapists.  Topics include putting together a basic starter kitcost saving ideas, creating a mobile/portable office, your first sand tray, DIY tutorials, office decor, and a toy-list.


It may be difficult sometimes, but you really can ask for help. Learn more:


It may be difficult sometimes, but you really can ask for help. Learn more:


Here are some wintry animals reminding you to have a nice day and please take care of yourself because you are lovely!

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