Saturday, February 12, 2011
Overwhelming the Professionals
I went to my first session with a new therapist yesterday and it all came down to one fact: I overwhelmed her. How do I know this you ask? At the end of the session, she rubbed her hand across her tired looking face as she said she needed me to write down everything I want to work on and in order of severity. What had I just done for the past hour? I saw her take notes; was she just writing herself a grocery list? Am I really that far out there that I make a professional go, 'Wow, hold on a min'? Compared to my past, I thought it was all pretty tame. Oops, I guess not. This is all somewhat humorous but probably leans more to the side of disturbing. If I overwhelmed someone who has made a career out of listening to people's problems all day... um ya.