Sometimes Clients Are The Best Teachers

I used to get the strangest reactions from people when I told them I was a substance abuse therapist. Usually it went something like this:"Oh my, God bless you.""Oh, that must be so hard. What amazing work you do.""Really? So what are they like?""What's the craziest thing anyone has ever done?""Has anyone ever threatened you?"My personal favorite was from my mortgage consultant when I refinanced my house. She said, "Boy, it takes a different sort of bird to do that kind of work." Um, thanks?...more

The Courage Prayer

Either as a therapist or as a participant at Al-Anon...more