There’s something that I didn’t bring up in our initial session that I’ve been wanting to share, but I’m not sure how to talk about it.
Thank you for bringing this up. Is this something that you’d like to talk about now?
I think so… but I’m not sure how, and I’m also not sure how you’ll react. This is the first time I’ve spoken to anyone about this.
Sharing something about ourselves for the first time can be scary, even in therapy, but so can holding in something important because we’re afraid of how others will react. I want you to know this is a place for you to bring anything you’d like to share. There’s enough room here for every part of your life, and every part of you. What do you think of that?
That makes sense. Thank you. Okay… so I’ve never told anyone this before, but I’m starting to realize that I’m attracted to women…*pause*
Thank you so much for sharing that. I know how much it took to do so. Let’s sit with that a bit. How does it feel to share?
A big relief to be honest. And you didn’t have any bad reaction either.
No, I did not and I won’t. Our time together is for you to be able to express yourself and be who you are. I want to acknowledge how big it was for you to share that with me.
It was big. I have so much to talk about...