Jeff Levy, LCSW
Mental Health, Relationships, Trauma, Identity
Jeff Levy, LCSW
(originally posted on Branching Out: The Live Oak Blog, January 2014)
When will this be over? When will I stop dealing with this? Why does this keep happening to me? When will I finally be happy?”
These are some of the questions I am most frequently asked as people begin working with me. For those of us who have experienced loss, grief, and other forms of trauma, these questions may feel especially salient. And when we have engaged in multiple courses of therapy, our desire for final resolution may feel even more powerful.
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