Sometime, clients come in and start talking. And talking. And talking. And talking.
When this happens, I find myself wanting to interrupt them and try to get in some word of wisdom, or ask some poignent, thought provoking question. I want to try and redirect the session so we get something “valuable” done.
I want them to feel like they got their money’s worth. I want to be able to say, “Yes. I DID help you today.” I did that.
I want to feel like a good therapist.
It’s Not About You
Sometimes a client just needs to come in and download.
Sometimes, you’re the only person they have to talk to that ACTUALLY listens.
Sometimes, just your presence is therapeutic enough.
Sometimes, shutting up is the best thing you could offer.
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