Star Trek Caregiving – Worf!

Worf, the steadfast and fearless warrior of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space 9, has a reputation as a “bad dad” among fans. I understand why people would think that. Worf is honorable and hardworking and has the best of intentions, but seems completely overwhelmed with caring for his son Alexander. He is…

Star Trek Caregiving – Lwaxana!

Lwaxana Troi, the psychic diplomat and frequent guest star of ST:TNG, is controversial. She is described on the Star Trek Wiki Memory Alpha as “one of the more colorful Federation diplomats”. She is known for brash, opinionated stances and running hard at anything (or anyone) who might bring her warmth and joy. The podcast ‘The…

The Journey Begins

Hello and welcome to Therapist’s Log: Supplemental. In this blog, I use my experience as a mental health counselor and science fiction lover to examine sci-fi through a mental health lens. For the next eleven weeks, I’ll be posting weekly about the Caregivers of Star Trek. One of the most fascinating things about Star Trek…