A little birdie told me to be thankful for our talented, smart, and highly trained therapists and for our hard-working clients. It is a special moment for both the therapist and the client when goals are reached or surpassed and discharge is the theme of the session. Discharge is not a dirty word but should be celebrated with excitement when we see the change, progression, hope and spirit of the client replace the initial presenting symptoms. With deft manner, this therapist incorporated acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which guided, provoked, challenged, reminded, encouraged, and graced her client with the new hope and belief needed to move forward into a life without therapy. Success stories such as this, remind us that we should give thoughtful and special thanks to all our interns and clinicians. Finding the right words at times seems feeble and less than, however, I am truly grateful for you all. And that my friends, is what a little 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.