Side Effects Include
You may experience:
Working with me, you can expect to leave each session with some relief and/or some progress towards our intentions for working together.
You can expect to come to new conclusions and new applications outside of our time and work together. Not all learning that occurs as the result of a session will happen in the session.
You can expect a “judgment-free zone”. Your emotions and ways of being are honored here.
I may exerpeince:
Crying: As I am very easily connected with people, I am likely to laugh with you and cry with you. Please be aware, that if I cry, it is not “your fault”, and it is ok with me. You are not “making me cry.”
Friends: As a mental health counselor, I am bound by the ethics of my profession. This means that as a counseling client, I cannot become “friends” with you outside of our work together.
Social Media: This also means that I cannot be “friends” with counseling clients on facebook. You are welcome to “like” my business page, A Positive Life Coach, and we communicate there.
It is my biggest honor to work with you. I have the privilege of learning about your life through your eyes and your experiences. I hold this honor with utmost respect and humility and consider it a privilege to work with you.
Religious/Spiritual Disclosure: To some people, it may be important that they work with a professional who is of the same religious denomination or spiritual beliefs. Because I believe (and the field of counseling supports) that if an individual’s background of beliefs is a place of resource for them, then it is important to honor and work with those beliefs. I remain open to all ways of being, faith, and practice, and I am honored to learn so much more about various spiritual practices and religions from the perspectives of my clients!
If what I believe is important for you to know, please contact me, and I am happy to share my own perspectives with you.
This is about you, not me.