I remember the first time I had a client cry in front of me. It was during group therapy last year and she started bawling while talking about her grandfather who had passed away a few years prior. When she started crying, I was frozen in fear. I thought, “how can I make her feel better,” “What do I say,” “What do I do,” “WHAT THE HELL DO I DO?!” I was internally panicking because crying makes me uncomfortable. I just finished up with a client who started crying the moment they sat down in my office. She cried for a solid 15 minutes. She cried when I saw her Tuesday as well. I’m still affected when my clients cry but now its from and empathic source, not cognitive. I still think about how to handle the situation in a way that is most therapeutic for my client but my mind isn’t going a mile a minute trying to “fix” things for them. Its not that big of a deal but its a subtle way in how I’ve seen myself grow as a clinician in the last year. I needed this little moment of reflection and recognition for myself because lately I’ve been feeling like a shitty therapist and like I made a mistake going into this field. I’m grateful for today.
I know this musical wedding episode is a big deal and I am glad they are promoting the hell out of it and CS but do u find it odd at all that they spoiled us for the dress? Isn't that like usually a big reveal moment they want to keep under wraps? I see some folks theorizing that maybe its a fake out and the real dress will be seen in the ep. this I don't believe but it just feels odd to me to show Emma in the dress weeks in advance spoiling it for us. What's your opinion on this?