I'd like to thank everyone for your kind words about the (IOTM) and for signing up for this newsletter. I have enjoyed building the site. I feel that it is about half done.

A Brief History...

I began building IOTM in January of this year. It has been quite an adventure learning the "how to's" of website development. I won't bore you with the details but I will say a bit about why I am building the site.

I have been practicing my profession for over 20 years now. I've built up quite a bit of knowledge that is just sitting in file cabinets, computer hard-drives, and in my own mind.

I wanted that information to be available in a form that can be useful and "at the finger tips" of those who have come to me for help. It's not realistic to try to teach all of this in session because that time is for therapy.

I decided on the internet because I also want to make a contribution to others w ho might benefit... The world is a big place and the internet is just sitting there, waiting for more information.

With IOTM my clients have ready access to information and assistance in between weekly visits as well as a way to continue what we started when therapy is over... all too often, when therapy ends people can drop back into the same behaviors that they started with. IOTM is an anchor and a resource that will be there for years to come.

And finally I wanted a way to let people know who I am as a therapist, what I have to offer and easy access to contact me.

What to expect...

In this first issue of the Serenity Cafe' I simply wish to welcome you. Next month I will present articles on what's new at IOTM, tips and techniques for various issues such as building motivation, personal growth, and achieving success in your relationships...with yourself as well as others.

Please feel free to email me with suggestions for articles and tips you would like to learn about.

Thanks again for your interest and support!

Don Carter, MSW, LCSW -