recently a new born baby entered the world in our extended family and i am starting this blog, my baby. this is an adjunct to my website layersofself.com
that is the name of my private practice as a psychotherapist. i work with people and help them to help themselves resolve or at least deal with their problems and issues. often they learn a great deal about themselves and their inner and outer worlds.
i enjoy my work as i am interacting with people at a rather intimate level. they share their innermost thoughts and feelings, not always right from the first session first we need to get to know one another a little. then we need to establish trust and build rapport.
often my clients want others in their world to change and they think if only the other would change i would be happy. i am no different in that respect. But one learns that i am responsible for my happiness, no one else. wishing and wanting the other to change is just going to keep me stuck in my old patterns. once i/they recognize that and are willing to make the changes in their own thoughts and attitudes therapy flows more smoothly.
it is not all easy going from then on by any means, but the basics have been established. there are ebbs and flows as with any other process.