An enraged mom pulls her son into my office. At her wits end with her 10-year-old's acting out behavior at school, she demanded to come into his private counseling session without notice. Across town his dad had a different reaction - on his son's weekend visit, while staying very calm, he put his misbehaving boy over his knee - and whacked him.*
“Your imagination can help you heal.” This simple and elegant statement was nine-year-old Helena’s response when asked what she had learned from our work together as we were wrapping up our counseling relationship.