Every time a client walks into my office and decides to put their trust into our therapeutic alliance and the treatment that comes out of that, I am aware that they are taking a leap of faith. I honor this deeply and continue to be impressed with how many actually take this leap. When the rare individual I meet can’t/doesn’t do this– which I think speaks to their general distrust that has developed for them in life– I’m ultimately not surprised. It takes courage and some confidence to reach out to a stranger and ask for help with one’s darkest, most personal concerns. And when I’m not the right stranger for someone, I trust/have faith that another one will be.
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I'm gay, married, Pagan, and Progressive-minded from California, raised by hippie intellectuals. I relocated to Massachusetts for graduate school and never moved back to the Left Coast. My day job is that of psychotherapist in private practice, a profession I love with all my heart and a dream fully realized that I'd had since fifteen years of age. These are my rantings, reviews, and reflections. If nothing else, I hope you find something interesting and leave the rest. View all posts by The Practical, Fanciful Pagan