I knew you were the right therapist for me as soon as I heard your voice. I didn't know how to find a good therapist really. This was 1984 and there were no Google searches, Yelp reviews, or Healthgrades. The internet wouldn't be a reality for most of us for another decade. I had a big yellow phone book and looked up psychotherapist.
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And whenever you are feeling down and need a pick me up, every time something doesn't go to plan, every time you receive bad feedback or a negative response - open up your very own journal and reflect on all the positives. That is what will inspire you. Motivate you. And push you further than you have ever been.
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