Friday, August 19, 2011

Milestone of the week.

Had a client tell, okay, more like yell for me to leave. But I didn't. And I think it helped me to win her over a little bit.

I guess being yelled at is part of the job?!


Until our next visit,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sorting it all out.

I've been feeling overwhelmed lately at the mountains of issues my clients face. And I think that what is really bugging me is that I'm not sure how to approach the situation. I don't know where to begin. And I'm feeling like I should know what the heck to do. And because I don't, I feel all this pressure and anxiety.

So last night, after my little ones were asleep, I did something pretty simple yet so amazing. It was a "Duh!" kind of moment. I couldn't sleep because all of the above was bothering me so I grabbed a notebook, gave each client a page and wrote. I wrote everything I could think of about the family. I wrote without thinking about grammer, jargon, and most importantly, I wrote what I thought without worrying about being judgemental and having it used against me in court. It was pretty powerful and freeing to get it all out so I could see what I was dealing with. I didn't realize it until today but I just wrote the beginnings of my initial case assessments and service goals by doing that activity! Awesome!

I think sometimes I let all the "professional" bullshit get to me and I get caught up in it and forget about what really matters: the clients, the families, and the realtionships that are created.

Also I'm learning to trust. Trust in this field, my education, and most of all, in myself and my capabilities. Who knew?!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Organized files, organized work?

I've been obsessively organizing my office when I should really be working. I guess I furiously and foolishly have the idea that if my files are organized then my work (clients and their issues) will be too? Hopeless. I know. lol.

Until our next visit,