Dear Psychotherapist: Thank you for all you do. You are helping people each and every day, and we appreciate all of the amazing work you do. Here is a resource for you to not only share with your younger patients and their patients, but also a place for you to hear a very unique insights from your teen patients’ perspectives.
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By: Roberto DeJesus
The therapist always begin to see his or her patients when they first arrive,
Sometimes seeing horrors you can’t describe.
They see patients at their very worst,
When they’re bewildered, devastated, broken and hurt.
They even work with patients who are not fully alert.
They sometimes see things, that would make the average person cry,
And with valiant hearts they encourage to try.
It takes a certain compassion and special constitution,
To continue to go through what they do every day.
Try to restore some independence so that in this world you can make your own way.
With a kind spirit and a dauntless front,
They continue to comfort those who have been hurt like a battle harden grunt.
Therapists see patients when they’re wounded and hurt.
And for the sake of their patient they won’t allow their patients see them cry,
Though many times tears want to fall, freely from their eyes.
When they took on this responsibility, along the way
it became more than just an occupation.
Their joy and reward, comes in your full rehabilitation.
You come in lost, bewildered and frantic,
But with jovial hearts and determination a therapist never panics.
They face each challenge, everyday, with renewed spirits,
And they give the patient nothing less, than their very best.
A therapist never knows what tomorrow she will see,
Be it a spinal cord injury or amputee.
It be flutters the imagination, how they continue to be inspired,
When you deal with victims of abuse, and many who have been burnt by fire.
You have to admire that passion and desire.
A therapist cannot see or predict the future, but they do feel your pain and sorrow.
That’s why, today, they help make better you’re tomorrow.
A therapist has to have a heart of gold,
Because what she does and give can never be bought or sold.
Individually some therapists donate or help raise money for the march of dimes,
And they even treat victims of violent crimes.
A therapist does not distinguish between the rich or the poor
That is not what they became a therapist for and are truly hardcore.
A therapist is like a parent. They have to teach you how to do things all over again.
How to talk, how to walk and how to get dress.
All while keeping hidden their personal stress.
Therapists are like angels, but without wings,
Because of all the joy and happiness they bring.