Online Magazine


The Pulse is Family Systems Therapists Northwest’s online magazine. It features scholarly articles and clinical insights from a systems perspective. We encourage FSTNW members, as well as members of our professional community, to submit articles or story ideas by contacting Chris Crosser at or 360-734-3166.

Self-Care in My First Year of Private Practice

As I ventured out into the great world of private practice I had all sorts of visions on what the job would look like – complex cases that I would need to unpack with my supervisor, endless networking meetings to get my name into an already competitive market. Yet, what ended up being the most important aspect of surviving my first year in private practice was unexpected: the vital importance of self-care. Continue reading