A little birdie told me about an owner who started a private practice 16 years old. Her dedication and passion were directed to society’s vulnerable, children in foster care. The need to provide services to this population was so vast that it burgeoned her practice into an outpatient mental health clinic which led to the addition of another location. She welcomed interns, newly licensed clinicians, veteran licensed therapists, family therapists, and psychiatrists into her fold. Her unwavering vision, open mind, fairness, and compassion allows everyone to learn, grow, and develop his/her counseling and professional skills. The opportunities to all of us are because this owner had a dream 16 years ago. And that my friends, is what a birdie told me…
Why A little Birdie?
My goal for writing this blog was to highlight the remarkable work of our clinical staff. The tireless commitment to excellence from mental health providers can feel unrewarding or stagnant at times. I would send these “anonymous” shout out messages to all staff when I heard of some great and outstanding growth – the little birdie told me.. was a way to communicate this to everyone in a quick and meaningful way. Shining moments should be recognized.
Then, I realized I neglected to emphasize the courage and resiliency of our wonderful clients. The work begins with them. So, I began to write about magnificent moments of insight and daring movements of change. Our clients are remarkable.
We decided to share these little messages with you all.
So, I hope you all read through this blog with the spirit of which it was intended. To shed positive thoughts into our world.