*Not taking new clients 11/13/19* Looking for a therapist who is more interested in how you define yourself than in helping you be "normal"?
Clinical Social Worker in Somerville, MA
I avoid thinking or speaking of those I consult with or their loved ones as the problem. Rather, the Problem is the Problem. I want to know you apart from your problems, so that I can stand with you against the problems that attempt to influence you. To highlight this separation I use a technique called "externalizing." For example, if you say, “I am depressed”, I might ask, “How did you notice Depression first influencing your life?”