(Closed) Creative brains – how do I decorate my office?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Nice looking real or artificial plants for the corners. Often you can get these free on Craigslist at the end of the month  when people are moving.

I agree that you should avoid personal pictures i.e. no family but a nice generic print of a sunset or mountain etc could give someone something to focus on.

Also, a mirror near the door and a box of tissues nearby.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

IKEA has a lot of generic but pretty pictures that aren’t incredibly expensive. My therapist has very neutral colors in her office, but not all white, a lot of like natural light green and taupe. She also has a few blankets, which is a really nice touch. 

Fountains are nice, but also are kind of annoying, especially because they make you have to pee all the time. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

something for the kids to touch while they talk to you.  My niece went to a counselor after my brother died and the counselor had a yellow lab so she could pet it while they talked.  I know everyone can’t bring in a dog so maybe some fuzzy pillows or blankets or something.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You might want to consider keeping just a couple small photos if you have a desk that you can place them on. Sometimes with kids and teens, they want to know a bit of your personal life so they can make some sort of connection with you. I can also pictures teens asking if you have kids.

You might want to also keep stress balls, Slinkys (plastic, not metal, less noise w/plastic), along with a few games, puzzles and/or cards. Some kids are able to concentrate more/focus if they have something to fidget with. Paper, crayons/markers/colored pencils are also good to have.

By any chance do you do sand play with your clients?

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

The mirror is handy in case a client has been upset and wants to check their appearance before they leave.

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