Thursday, March 24, 2011

Awesome yet freaky

Doing therapy with someone who has a personality disorder (definitely schizophrenia) is pretty much interesting no matter what. Lets call my client 'Rob' and his other self, that tries to take control of Rob's mind and body, we'll call him 'Bob.' Today I got the pleasure to do therapy with Rob and discussing ways to help Rob fight Bob when Bob tries to take control. During this process Rob was looking pretty exhausted and tired and right in the middle of our conversation, Rob's head falls to his chest, his eyes close, and when I try to get his attention by calling his name, no answer. Then his head lifts and there is a significance in the energy in his body and face and Bob appears. Bob's voice is different than Rob's and his presence is definitely different from Rob's. This is the first time Bob has ever appeared to me, so I got to do a session with Bob and Rob would also make comments every once in a while but it was a therapy session with Bob. It was AWESOME, yet freaky at first, but still AWESOME!!! The mind is definitely a fascinating and puzzling creation and other people's minds are more so.

Monday, February 28, 2011


The title of my post for today is 'Reflections.' I thought I would add a reflective picture to add some pizazz to this post. I thought this picture was perfect to how I feel, that I love myself a lot. I don't know who this lady is but if I looked like she does, I'd be loving myself in the mirror as well.

So I've been reflecting on lots of things. Nothing too profound or enlightening but just things in general. In fact I was reflecting on the day I had today.
Overall, I'd have to say that today was pretty good. The highlight was having the best sandwich in the world for lunch today. The lowlight was probably when a parent told me the whole reason for the child to go to counseling is to improve on behaviors and to talk with me. Since the child's behaviors haven't been the best this past week, the 'blame' went to me. Funny how a parent is with a child for 24/7 and I'm with the child for 1 hr a week and I'm the one who is supposed to change the behaviors.
I have come to the conclusion I do not like working with children or adults with the mentality of a child. I think as time goes along and the more clients I get, I'm going to be more picky and stop taking kids (kids meaning younger than 11ish, I adore the teenagers and preteens). In fact, as I am writing this out, the more and more I'm loving this idea.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


That is right, I am and have been a lazian (lazy asian). It's been about a year and a half since my last post and I don't really plan on posting more frequently in the future. But lots has happened in my life this past year (e.g. day trip to Canada, trip to southeast Asia, graduation, house sitting, pool parties, moving, living with my parents, moving, finding a job, wedding (not mine), extra kids during the holidays (also not mine), etc).

For those of you who anxiously await my next post (which I know is the only the one sister) about my thrilling and exciting life, be on the look out for more to come, now that I have pictures to put on and even a video camera (so I can do video diary posts just for you).