I speak with a lot of people. Everyday I am honored to sit with my clients as they open up their hearts and speak with me. It is my privilege to work with these brave human beings.
One of the hard moments we often encounter in session is the recognition that as much as we can work on ourselves and attempt to move ourselves forward we actually have very little say in getting other people to be ready to make changes. This is usually one of the moments in sessions when we recognize the...
Think for a moment about what you heard about emotions while you were growing up? Was it nurturing or scary? Did you learn that "boys don't cry." (BTW that is not true) Did you learn that you should only express anger alone under the covers? Did someone help you express your feelings in tough times?
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As a psychologist I am really a pro at asking questions. When I am starting to work with a client there are lots of things we cover so that we can clearly make a plan for therapy and so we can understand how the past and present may be impacting you as a person. I always point out that the folks I serve can ask me questions too. Sometimes this surprises people.