Sometimes we forget that we should be treated as Queens. To act as Queens. These will help us to remember.
3 Rules of a Queen:
I had a female client in her mid 40’s earlier this year. She initially came to me to receive help with her teenage daughter, who was having some self-harm and self-sabotaging behaviors.
“Help me fix my teenager!”
When I hear this, I know it’s just the top of the iceberg, and the entire underside probably has a lot to do with the parent(s). But, I play along.
“I’m really happy that you came to see me today. I know it can be scary to come to a place you don’t know and talk to a stranger. I understand that ______ is seeing your daughter. ________ is a fantastic counselor and will be a great advocate for her. I would like to advocate for you….”
We go over informed consent, limits of confidentiality, etc. You know, all the basic stuff. I like to get ‘housekeeping’ out…
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