Thank you all so much for your support and encouragement yesterday! You are all amazing. I really cannot tell you how much I appreciate your comments and sweet thoughts. You helped me feel more confident which I know helped me work better in the session. Thank you!
I wasn’t really sure what to write about today. I began writing about the session yesterday and how I felt about it, but it felt much too confidential to share with the whole internets. I don’t want anyone to read it who isn’t supposed to, so I will have to err on the side of caution this time.
I think it’s a good decision for my career too. I don’t want to begin blogging about my clients (duh). This blog is supposed to be about me which would usually mean I write what I think/feel/wonder/etc., but because of my career people come to me with their life stories which are not mine to share. I will share my opinions about certain things that happen to me as a therapist, but most of the time I am going to try to be more reserved.
So just know that the session went well. I was nervous at the beginning, but within a few minutes I became more relaxed and comfortable. The client shared the reason they want counseling, I offered my support. We completed the intake questions. We laughed to ease the awkwardness. We talked for fifty minutes and scheduled our next appointment for the following week.
In counseling they tell you that the point of the first session is to get the client to come back for session #2.
I think it was a success.