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(Intersection with padf00t. His can be found here.)

You can't save everyone, especially when they don't want to be saved. I know that, of course, but that doesn't stop me from trying. What good would I be in this profession if I didn't try? Sometimes, they are beyond my reach. Sometimes, they just don't want help. Sometimes, I get very attached and feel like I've failed them if I can't make a breakthrough. Logically, I know it's not about me. Logically, I know I am human and they are human and we're in a relationship together. I cannot "fix" anyone; I cannot help those who don't want to be helped.

There's always one, though. At any given time, there is always one client who makes me want to bang my head against the desk. Or bang his/her head against the desk. Metaphorically speaking, of course! Yes, I do have one such case right now. I can't give you much information due to patient confidentiality, but what I will say is this: it is infuriating trying to help someone who rebuffs me at every turn.

I gave all I had to give. The rest is up to the client.

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witches
May. 17th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
I think this is amazing, it's so very real. I really hope I can do this justice <3
dawnstar
May. 18th, 2013 12:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
witches
May. 18th, 2013 04:44 am (UTC)
You're very welcome, absolutely loved it :) just posted mine here.
medleymisty
May. 18th, 2013 03:15 pm (UTC)
Awww, I want to give your narrator a hug.
dawnstar
May. 18th, 2013 04:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I think she just needs a nice weekend to recover from a stressful work week. :)
x_disturbed_x
May. 18th, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
This makes me wonder if my doctor feels this way.

:) It was a nice companion to the other piece!
dawnstar
May. 22nd, 2013 10:51 am (UTC)
Thank you. I was pleased with how well we managed to mesh, without really knowing one another, or knowing each other's writing styles. :)
witchdollie
May. 19th, 2013 08:11 am (UTC)
I imagine that this would be exactly how my shrink would feel.. if I actually went to one. :P
Though I can relate to this side of things as well, being that I am often one that my friends turn to for advice. (Which is rather laughable since I have such a difficult time with my own problems.. course theirs seem so much easier to deal with.)

Great work. :)
dawnstar
May. 22nd, 2013 10:51 am (UTC)
It is totally easier to solve other people's problems than one's own!
halfshellvenus
May. 21st, 2013 06:32 am (UTC)
At any given time, there is always one client who makes me want to bang my head against the desk. Or bang his/her head against the desk.
It really could go either way-- both are a very succinct measure of intolerable people!
dawnstar
May. 22nd, 2013 10:52 am (UTC)
Indeed!
sweeny_todd
May. 22nd, 2013 04:02 am (UTC)
the two pieces work so well together... your poor person :-(
dawnstar
May. 22nd, 2013 10:52 am (UTC)
I know, he really needs help, but he has to be willing to get it. :( That's one of my biggest anticipated challenges with the idea of someday going into counseling as a career.
whipchick
May. 22nd, 2013 09:08 am (UTC)
It's so tiresome to try to help people who are asking for it but unwilling to receive it!
dawnstar
May. 22nd, 2013 10:53 am (UTC)
It is definitely an occupational hazard of that profession.
cheshire23
May. 22nd, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
I can relate SO much.
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