Therapy is a lot like writing. Sometimes you come to the page with a plan and sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you have it all outlined and mapped out and sometimes you’re free writing whatever comes into your head no matter how messy and disorganized and ungrammatical it might be.
Therapy is a good place to talk too much about yourself. Or cry a lot. Or get angry and petty and small.
I love using the sand tray with my clients. It’s such a great way for a less verbal child to communicate with me and it calms down the sensory seekers like nothing else.
Sometimes clients graduate and the two of you are happy together and celebrate her accomplishments and it’s great. And then sometimes they choose to leave by no showing on an appointment and not returning your call about rescheduling.
A diagnosis doesn’t just exist in the clinical setting; our clients have to live with the label.
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