Welcome to The Real Therapist. This is a blog about one psychotherapists’s musings, opinions and feelings, about being in the world with my clients-and the thoughts that often come after.
I’ve got all these people in my head. I carry their lives and what they’re dealing with me. When the session ends, I’m not done. I’m thinking about their situation, what it must be like to be in their shoes, how can this be better…..
I’ve been wanting to write for some time, but fear got in my way. ” Who would read this? Who would even WANT to read this? I’m going to sound stupid……”
But then I had a conversation with a client. You know, one of those walking out the door, the session is over conversations. The session had ended and we were chatting about her extra-curricular hobby: writing. I mentioned that I loved to write and mumbled something about, and yes, I shared with my client my own fear, that I didn’t think anyone would read it. She quickly asked me “Why do you think that? You’d be surprised…..People will read what you write…..”.
So here goes.
There are so many great and wonderful blogs out there by my colleagues that talk about how to meditate, how to get through stressful events, how to talk to your kids……But that’s not what I’m going to blog about. I don’t need to.
I really want to share with all of you what goes in my head, and in my heart, when I’m not sitting across from a client.
The stuff of life. I will share about me and write about the amazing stories I’ve heard over the years. Man, we go through some really rough stuff, us people. And hopefully there will be a takeaway for you. To know you are not alone. That, truth be told? Many, many people are in similar situations.
So stay tuned. I’m just getting started.