Giving “thanks”

It’s hard to believe it’s Thanksgiving already…it means I’ve been in Arizona for a year.  It really is true…the older you get the more quickly time seems to go by 🙂 .

In many ways it feels like it’s been much longer since I left my practice in Illinois.  In other ways, when I think about having my practice here in Arizona, it doesn’t feel like it’s been long at all.

As I have been reflecting on leaving my practice and my clients in IL and starting new here, I have noticed a variety of thoughts and feelings around it all.  Mostly, I’m feeling incredibly grateful to those who invited me in to their lives, as their therapist, and shared themselves….their pain, struggles, and secrets.  Recognizing how difficult it is to trust someone when you have been betrayed, I am humbled and honored that so many have allowed me to walk beside them on their journey.  I will admit, there are times I feel a little sad when I think about the reality of those relationships being over.  I think this is one of the most difficult aspects of being a therapist.  However, I mostly feel happy to have had the opportunity to have the relationship at all.

I hope, during this time, you are able to find the things in your life to feel thankful for.

Thank you again to all who have allowed me to be a witness to your pain and a part of your healing.

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One comment on “Giving “thanks””

  1. Sorry I didn't see this until now. I wish you were still in IL. I am happy for you, though, and for our time together. So, I, too, am happy and sad:)

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