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Why I Don’t Keep a Waitlist for New Clients

Why I Don’t Keep a Waitlist for New Clients

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In this candid video I reflect on some of my concerns about how having a formal “Waitlist” might dampen a potential-client’s momentum due to how it could inadvertently encourage them to shift into a more passive, “waiting” posture. It can take a lot to reach out to a therapist and that psychological yearning is actually crucial to the therapy process. So it is important that, as much as possible, potential-clients keep that inner-fire alive. I also share some additional thoughts and considerations for my fellow mental health workers about the potential pros and cons of a formal waitlist, contexts in which they might be more appropriate, and overall encouraging consideration for how we each can seek to be effective stewards of our time and energy in our efforts to do good in the world.

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