Just finished all my sessions for the day and I was thinking about the change and growth I have made over the years in my career. When I graduated from graduate school, I had the mindset of “I’m ready to help and save everyone.” After several disappointments, I learned that “Ready” is a state of being reached by commitment.
Eventually, I developed the attitude of its either you want to be here or not. If you are in my office, then we have work to do. In the past, I had to explain that I do not have a problem with referring you to another therapist. If you are looking for a therapist who is willing to hear you complain and talk about everyone else issues, then I am not the therapist for you.
Thoughts for today: If you are not ready for something or someone do not waste peoples time. Just accept you want different things, and move on. All relationships require time and effort. It’s a lot of work especially when you are dealing with issues you have been avoiding for years, or your entire life.
Therapy is not a band aid station. If you don’t like the job requirements, then do not bother applying for the position. Before getting involved in treatment or a relationship (friends or lovers) ask yourself “do I have the experience, qualifications, and credentials to apply even for this position?”
Michael D. Gatson
Very good point.
Absolutely have to know what you’re signing up for… Good read!
Straight to the point….perfect information