I have found a lot of unexpected fun and humor as well as a steep steep learning curve coming back to independent clinical social work/counseling. It has been a time of stepping out of comfort zones. This post my 1st on my website and LinkedIn inspired by a new client scrolling through the profiles on www.psychologytoday.com/ looking for a therapist to help them. We meet and its always a job interview with a potential client. Right fit and therapeutic alliance is a big part.
As our session comes to and end, he asks to share some of the text conversations he was having with the therapist friend:
“Sonny Hatfield, don’t know him, quite the Kentucky name, I wouldn’t be surprised if he talks like Fog Horn Leghorn!” It doesn’t get any funnier than that! And it was a right fit. The journey with the client begins.