I lost a ‘best friend’

Do any of you go to counseling? If you don’t want to answer, that is totally fine. Some people find that counseling is socially unacceptable. I get it. Me, on the other hand, am not ashamed. I look forward to my sessions.

I have been going consistently for over a year. But this last counselor is the best one I’ve ever had in the last 20+ years. I only saw her once in person. The remainder of our sessions were via teleconference because of covid. She not only let me talk, she engages in the conversation to explain ‘why’ I feel the way that I feel. She even opened my eyes to things I really never put 2 & 2 together before until now. And after 8 great months together, she reluctantly informed me she took a promotion and could no longer see me.

I was devastated! I AM devastated! I cried like a baby. I honestly felt like I lost a ‘best friend’. The friend I told my ‘deepest secrets’ to knowing (by law) she will NEVER disclose to anyone what we talked about. I cannot lie, it really messed me up the rest of the day. It felt like a form of mourning.

If you’ve never experienced that type of feeling from a counselor, maybe you should consider finding someone who does make you feel that way. The best feeling in the world is to have someone understand how you feel without degrading or discrediting your mentality – because it is YOUR mentality. No one has a right to tell you how you should feel, unless of course it will cause harm to yourself or others.

I’m not really looking forward to starting over with someone new, but I will give it chance.

Until next time … be blessed.

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