Have you ever really messed up in therapy? Did you say something that you regretted? Did you come off as way too strong or heavy handed?
Or perhaps you didn’t bring “enough” compassion to some very hurt feelings your client was experiencing.
We have all been there. Right? Yes. It’s OK. Really it is.
This post is all about the internal therapist dynamics of what happens when we mis-step. Once we’ve taking responsibility for what has happened, we can then contemplate how to repair and refresh the therapeutic relationship. We can even use this rift and repair to revitalize the work we are doing.