Therapist as Mountain Guide

Therapist as Mountain Guide

Mountain guides do not climb mountains for people, nor do they make people climb mountains. The motivation for the climb has to be within the climber. You WANT to climb this mountain! You are excited about it and have hired a guide because you know, in large part, the best part is the journey.

As your therapist and guide, I will help you plan the climb and your chances of success are already far greater simply because you are not doing it alone. Knowing that I am there with you on the journey shifts your entire mental approach. You push through the temptation to turn back as you see me climbing beside you.

During times of discouragement I will lend support, or even challenge you to reach a little deeper for strength I know you have. I will hold you accountable to yourself to do what you said you have come to do. You also know that you if you choose to turn back at any time you will not be criticized for it. And when we do summit, it is your flag that is planted, not mine. This was your journey. You and the mountain. Your therapist is rope of support and, at times, a compass.  The rest is all you.

You got this and I believe in you.



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