It’s Texas. Weather changes quickly. We have plenty of beautiful days. But in summer, it can be brutally hot. During our short winters, it can be cold. Rain is not uncommon.
Our ever-changing weather is a good metaphor for psychotherapy and working on oneself.
Like good weather, therapy can be smooth, enjoyable. But not always. Sometimes, it can be uncomfortable, even stormy. Our discussions vary in temperature. Like the weather, we can push through various temperature shifts together. To learn about yourself and facilitate change, sometimes you need to weather the storm.
Besides being a nice metaphor, the message here is we walk in almost all types of weather. Dress for the elements. If the weather is inclement or dangerous (e.g., lightening, storms, or ice) I will notify clients at least two hours in advance. In these instances, we can meet in my office or reschedule our session without penalty.