I charge my clients for my time and expertise; my heart is free.
I commit to being the guardian of my client's self and to always have their, her, or his best interests in mind.
All of my client's thoughts, feelings and experiences are welcome.
I believe my clients already have answers, wisdom, and capacity within themselves. An important pat of my job is to help them access these resources.
I will do my best to sit with any suffering my clients share.
I see that behind my client's protective layers is a lovable, vulnerable, and good person.
I am open to feedback from my clients. Although I am conscious that I am not fully conscious, I will look closely at my internal world as needed and take accountability for my own material.
I am confident that I can help my clients care for their wounds without overwhelming them or make their struggles worse.
I have let go of expectations without giving up hope. I have great hope.
- Noah Rubinstein, LMFT, adapted
It has been said the universe itself comprises opposites, which are the product of natural laws. In their natural state they exist in harmony with each other and are necessary counterpoints contributing to overall balance and stability, even when harmony involves dynamic, creative opposites.
Perhaps we might like to practice holding natural opposites, extremes, and contradictory experiences in a creative and coherent way. We might like to call this equanimity – a calm levelheadedness - even in the presence of chaotic and seemingly conflicting appearances. Perhaps we may like to cultivate and rely on this unassailable foundation for wise action.