Posted by 64bowtie on May 14, 2004, at 14:01:14
In reply to Re: 64Bowtie, posted by TexasChic on May 12, 2004, at 14:18:44
TC, may I call you that?
In my practice there are strata of potential clients:
1. Folks that truly are years away from making sense outta what I suggest and encourage here.
2. Folks that need only therapy and meds, such that anything I suggest and encourage here is appurtenant and impertinent to their functionality.
3. Folks that need only nudges from regular therapy and/or regular meds.
4. Folks that only need a nudge from occasional meds. I put them on hold till they say they are ready for the next step.
5. Folks that are in therapy dealing with a bump in their normally smooth road. I put them on hold till they say they are ready for the next step.
6. Folks who want to solve some lingering issues with information and practical strategies (my clients).
7. Folks who want to expand their personal power and freedom by coaching others (my trainees).
I sincerely believe in the time-compression nature of a meds regimen. If we were not required to work or go to school, maintain a household, maintain relationships, and generally go about the common way of living in treacherous America, we wouldn't need meds to get along. We could go to group as long as we wanted, and as often as we fealt the need. We could read and debate until we got to a level of involvement and understanding that could free us from ourselves and our past. Until this utopia happens, I suppose meds are good to help us keep from stumbling and falling emotionally.
I also sense that what I say here is being seen in an all-or-nothing vein regarding therapy and therapists. This is not a good way to look at what I am saying. Look at what I am saying as encouragement, to not be satisfied by limiting your searches to one and only one solution. Seek out options, because you can. If you don't believe me about seeking options, I intuit that you are missing out on the use of your good talents as an adult. I see it everywhere everyday, because I can, see it. I have studied and trained myself to recognise and bear-witness to many new and exciting things, as well as dysfunction in its many forms.
The "you" statements were offered caringly to you, (((TexasChick))), (((TC))) for short.