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My First Week as a Therapist

The weather conspired against us this week in North Carolina. A state that does usually see at least one major snowstorm a year, we still have no idea what to do when it actually happens. It snowed last Friday night through the day on Saturday and as a result, my university was closed on Monday, and had delayed openings on Tuesday and Wednesday due to daytime snow melt refreezing on the roads at night. Consequently, our counseling clinic was an absolute hive, with all 31 of us taking turns on the one clinic phone, trying to call our clients to reschedule canceled appointments. As if anticipation for seeing your first client isn’t bad enough — most of us had to wait a few extra days!

I, myself, had originally scheduled three clients for Monday. Luckily, it worked out that all three of them were available on Thursday. Because of the rescheduling, my first client ended up being the one I saw on Wednesday.

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My First Week as a Therapist

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  1. Hi Kate,
    This is a fabulous post and I look forward to hearing more about your new career. I am studying psychology and counselling so I have much more of a vested interest in following your blog.

    Can I ask how old you are and what did you do previously?

  2. @Sonia–Thanks for your comments! I am 33 years old and I’ve done a number of different jobs since college graduation, including teaching high school, publishing, IT project management, emergency room patient technician, and web content management.

    Someone asked me last summer, after asking about my graduate program, “Is this it now???”

  3. Very nice post, feeling very nice that you share your career experiences about your job that is really helpful for other who are relate to same field of work. I found some site which provides online transcription services.

  4. I sympathize with the burden of paperwork. The agency we’re I’m completing my internship in mental health counseling doesn’t have computers and we are required to do all of our documentation by hand.


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