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Mankind is the only animal that spends 18 years at home and 40 years getting over it

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1. An hour is not just an hour.

While you are paid to see patients for 53 minutes, you cannot treat them effectively unless you do individual research on patients’s cases monthly. Take time to go over their notes each month to see if anything jumps out you. Therapists some times cannot see the “big picture” in the one hour session each week. If you come across a presenting problem or something in a patients history that you have not seen before, you will have to spend a couple hours reading and researching new treatment approaches. All of this is part of the “hour” you get paid for in private practice. Some large firms create systems that make this level of care impossible for the caseloads that therapists are given, but in private practice this level of specialized care is what will let you help heal patients, get clients, and thrive


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“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

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1. The Unconscious

Joel Blackstock LICSW MSW PIP

I am an eclectic, trauma focused therapist trained in multiple therapy modalities.

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