Privacy of my patients is of the utmost importance to me, not only for regulations but for the security and trust of the relationship created. In light of that, I have removed all names and defining characteristics, such as location on or treatment area, from my patient's words.
Importance to Feel
"There was so much going on and so many thoughts swirling around inside my head, I couldn't have sorted them all out without your help. You taught me over the past couple week that it's okay to embrace my emotions and that sadness and anger are human and normal to feel. You taught me the importance to feel. You taught me the importance of seeing boundaries and respecting my privacy, as well as giving me the confidence to make important decisions."
Things Will Get Better
"I really do not know where to start to say thank you. I'm still struggling with myself but you have taught me that things will get better. At times I feel completely hopeless but you have shown me that I am making progress. I may not be fully recovered but I have you to thank you for saving my life and getting me to where I am today. I thank you for the hours of time that you have spent with me, listened to me and supported me. I will never forget you and I appreciate you."
You Have Opened My Eyes
"You have opened my eyes to new perspectives and guided me in tapping into my creative and/or playful side for the first time in a long time. The energy and authenticity you bring to our work is always enlightening and inspiring exemplifying how personal strife can build such beautiful character. I know I am by no means easy to work with and manage and I appreciate you having stuck with me and having been patient with me."
You Make Me Feel Hopeful
"You have an unbelievable ability to make people feel comfortable and accepted despite their flaws and you have helped me realized that feeling simply are, they don't have to be stuff or numbed - this will continue to be a lifelong battle and something I have to be mindful of, but now that I'm cognizant of the issue I can do my best to work on my inner demons. Lastly I want you to know that you make me feel hopeful - hopeful at having a better life."
I Feel Brave
"Thank you so much for helping me tackle some pretty huge issues. I feel brave enough to accept them and walk thru the feat behind them. I've never had an easier time communicating with a therapist as I had with you. You just so fully understood all of my concerns, issues and struggles and handled me with such compassion. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be under your care."