As a clinician in the field of counseling, every day is not a good day.
We find ourselves working with clients that are challenging and being assigned clients that seem to be beyond difficult, leaving us to wonder if we really know how to provide services and help them to improve.
I want to remind each of you that on days like this, “When the Going Gets Tough….. Continue EMERGING”!!!!!
We are never going to be the perfect clinician.
We are always going to walk away from session wondering what we could have done different.
Better yet, we are going to question if we are even cut out to do the work required of a clinician.
Always remember, each experience is a learning experience.
What you learn from the experience and how you apply it to yourself and the work you do as a clinicians, is what is the most important.
Trust me, I was once in your shoes and experienced some of the same anxieties, fears, and doubts as you have and/or currently are. Believe it or not, I have days when I still have these experiences. It is human nature. It is in these moments we grow, evolve, and EMERGE the most.
Take some time out of your day to breathe and remind yourself that you are “EMERGING”.