Seeing Your Therapist in Public

Three days a week, I work as a psychotherapist in a group private practice, downtown in Chicago.  The other four days each week, I work as a full time, mom, wife, and friend, in addition to my many other roles.  I try my best to appear professional and put together at work.  Outside of work, I’m the mom of a toddler – simply brushing my hair can feel like an accomplishment and truthfully, “put together” seems far from reach most days.  Many clients often insinuate that they expect therapist’s lives to be perfect or at least smooth and easy.  On occasion, my professional life and my personal life collide.

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