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Despite the trepidation I had of telling my story from the beginning to someone who might suspect I was describing a one-sided exaggerated version of my life, I now have a new therapist.

While the results with my last therapist were far from what I had been hoping, I was disappointed to learn he was no longer available. I had been looking forward to the comfort of familiarity in sharing with someone who knew firsthand the maddening effect of my husband’s behavior. When we spoke, he was apologetic for not being able to take me back on as a client, but changes in his personal life had necessitated a change in his work schedule.

The new therapist came highly recommended and when I “googled” her, instead of feeling encouraged by her long list of degrees, qualifications and experience, I was intimidated. That feeling was further intensified when we spoke on the phone to set up our first appointment.

Then we met.

She was everything I was expecting (and dreading) her to be . . . Which turned out to be exactly what I was needing.

Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

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