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I am headed into this new year focused on becoming a good enough therapist for my amazing clients

By Kristi Pikiewicz

The good enough therapist:

I've really done it this time. I just signed up for my first, post-baby marathon. Yikes! This decision had nothing to do with fitness (although needed), or a love of running (not so much). It was a decision based on my mistaken belief that my house will fall apart if I spend that much time out on the trails with my yellow lab. I have enough psychology training to realize how important age zero - five is for children and how badly a mother can mess up one’s life, but deep down I also know that I can be a good enough mother even if I am gone for an hour each morning.

I am also hoping to stop being so critical of myself for imperfection in the therapist chair. I am confident that I will continue to miss opportunities and sometimes I will make mistakes but I know that I will always try to come from a place of connection and compassion. I am headed into this new year focused on becoming a good enough therapist for my amazing clients.

By the way, if you see me at the spring meeting be sure to ask how the running is going. The marathon is the following weekend!

Warm Regards,
Kristi Pikiewicz

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