Episode 78 – Do Therapists Have Bad Days?

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Have you ever left a session feeling like it was just okay? Have you ever wondered if your therapist was having a bad day? Can therapists have bad days?

In this episode of The Shrink Think podcast, Nathan and Aaron answer all these questions and more as they share more about their experiences with having bad days.

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Summary

  • Aaron and Nathan share past experiences with them having bad days during sessions.
  • What should a therapist do when they’re having a bad day?

Aaron and Nathan share past experiences with them having bad days during sessions

  • Zoning out
  • Maintaining long-term relationship clients
  • Hitting a roadblock/Feeling out of sync

What should a therapist do when they’re having a bad day?

  • Revisit the goals of your client
  • Use it as a check-in. Are you being helpful? Is there something else that could work better?
  • Learn how to better maximize the helpful strategies. This will help the therapist flip their mentality, too, to something better!

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Meet Nathan & Aaron

Nathan Hawkins and Aaron Potratz are both licensed therapists and clinical supervisors in the state of Oregon. They each own their own private group counseling practices and co-own a third group practice together. Nathan and Aaron have been in the field since 2004 and 2007, respectively, and have over 100,000 hours of therapy experience each. On their show, they discuss facing fears and common challenges from a therapist’s point of view, imparting wisdom and humanity to their viewers. Along the way, they hope to not only share their insights but bring some light-hearted entertainment to make the journey easier.

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