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  1. Have to disagree doc, yes, I admit how the therapist self cares is important.

    My biggest question, do you have the skill, tools and timing to know when to use your wisdom to help me heal.

    If your self care is not good but you can help me heal in a timely manner, sign me up

    I see a therapists biggest challenge as with all,who support others is getting the client to take action, some action.

    The ability of a therapist to motivate a client to take action is probably the biggest challenge facing therapists, in my opinion.

    1. Hi Marty…this is s subject close to my heart. I see many therapists who coast through the process without anything significant happening. My approach is challenging. If the client is not taking action, I want to know why. I agree this is the biggest challenge facing the therapeutic process and the motivation must be there on the part of both the therapist and client to take definitive action. Otherwise, what I the point. I wanted to cover this in an upcoming post. I have indeed covered it before in other posts.

  2. We need more therapists will your mindset and abilities. Suffering from childhood PTSD, I have seen a few therapists, amazing how much different the skill level and adaptability I have seen.

    Getting a degree, having knowledge days not include timing, knowing when to use certain tools, skills and how to read people.

    You can read a thousand books on hitting a baseball by the greatest hitters in the world. You can be an expert discussing the subject.

    But your chance of hitting big league pitching, zero, ever.

  3. Thinking about it now, I never heard a therapist directly say

    This healing is your responsibility, your effort, you are the quarterback and care more than anyone else

    1. It is a given for me that definitive action must come from the client. I make this clear at the start and consolidate it throughout this process. Otherwise, it is not memorable or the client`s solution.

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