For the past 41 years I have been practicing psychotherapy and have thoroughly loved being a psychologist.  I recall my very first session with a client, how I spent so much time in my head, worried I wasn’t appearing open enough, that my body language needed to indicate how receptive I was to what she was saying, etc.  Truthfully, whatever my body language said, I was too self-conscious to listen.  Over these years and hundreds of thousands of hours of seeing clients, I learned how to get out of my own way and start listening.  What a journey. 

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