I’m obsessed with to-do lists. My brain chemistry rewards me for crossing tasks off my list. Even shit I’ve already done. My brain doesn’t know the difference.
The calm of a neatly written list. The feel of my pilot pen gliding across the page. The sense of completion when a task is complete.
Yet, there’s one area where my to-do list fails me:
Writing for my business.
If you were raised with a classic-rock-obsessed father like mine (Thanks, Dad, I can never appreciate music made after 1990), then you’re familiar with these lyrics: Continue reading “Using This One Word Worked for the Beatles – But Not You.”
When it came time to write your website, you knew there was only one way to do it: complete and utter immersion.
Armed with a bottomless mug of decaf Earl Grey and notes from your niching exercises, you enter your writing weekend with the same fierce devotion as Lesley Knope to Ann Perkins.
“What is one thing you wish you had been told before going into private practice?”
This question was asked of me earlier this week by a graduate student in a local counseling program. She interviewed me about being a therapist and why I decided to go into private practice. While my story is nothing new to you, the conversation with this student got my wheels turning about what exactly drives sensitive therapists into private practice and the unexpected challenges we face once we are in the thick of it.
The decision for a sensitive therapist to go into private practice is often a mix of logic and emotion. Continue reading “The Paradox of Private Practice for Sensitive Therapists”