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Helping Angela Help HerselfIt was an unseasonably warm spring afternoon, almost 80 degrees. As a new family therapist working at a home-based counseling agency, I drove toward my first client’s home, enjoying the sunshine and sipping an iced …

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Psychotherapy Stories: Helping Angela Help Herself

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  1. What a brilliant experience! Wow. *This* is truly what therapy is. My own therapist got a mess when she got me. I’d been in a toxic ‘therapeutic’ relationship with a therapist, and was in acute pain and wholly unable to trust. My therapist had the same idea you had here.. that her job was to be responsive to my lead. She often quoted the title of a book “If You Meet The Buddha On The Road, Kill Him!” It has been a profoundly healing experience for me… and I congratulate you on having the insight and sensitivity to allow yourself to be shaped professionally by an experience with a client many would have given up on.

  2. This is such an inspirational story!

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