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Clinician Thoughts

It’s been a while. Yadda yadda yadda. Won’t be cross-posting this to Facebook; this is mostly for me to write my current thoughts and handwriting will take too long and require too many hand cramps. Today’s supervision topic was about how I was feeling with clients and work and if those feelings were a result(…)

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The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Wikipedia version The TL;DR (too long; didn’t read) version of that parable is that there was a son who wanted his inheritance early. He squandered it away and went back to his father for forgiveness. I share this parable to reflect and to acknowledge my good service today. One of my clients drew the(…)

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Principles

n. a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning. I have very strong principles, or at least I attempt to adhere to them quite strongly. When I fail to uphold them, I feel as if I have failed. That I(…)

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Reflections for March 2nd

*This is lengthy and really just typing this for my therapeutic benefit. I’m not even going back through to edit! It’s so interesting to see the connections when I reexamine things. It’s like watching a movie several times and discovering something new each time. Yesterday, we had a discussion about my parents and some of(…)

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Empathy

n. the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Some of the great things about empathy is when it can lead to having compassion for others and to applying that in order to create a safe space for others. Empathy can help reduce arguments, create teachable moments for all ages, and build connections(…)

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Head Space

Once in a while, or many whiles, our heads get into a funk. Mine gets into a funk. It’s sometimes hard to distinguish what’s a real funk and what’s a funk that I can push through. Are you close to the finish line and can muster up some strength to get you past it? Or(…)

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Waiting

Our anniversary is coming up and I was thinking of gifts to commemorate our time together. I thought about getting him a gift that would let him know that I would wait for him to be ready. Ready for what? For everything that social norms has been suggesting we do: settle down, get married, have(…)

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Kudos to me!

Recently, I had a client tell me how ze (gender neutral pronoun) applied some of the coping skills learned in therapy. I had to pinch myself to stop myself from feeling emotional because I was so happy for this client! This is a client that struggled a lot with worrying and overthinking. In our previous(…)

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