Jeff Levy, LCSW
Mental Health, Relationships, Trauma, Identity
Jeff Levy, LCSW
(originally posted on Branching Out: The Live Oak Blog, January 2014)
Sometimes we seek therapy because we are trying to understand and manage hurts that have accumulated over the years or even recent hurts that feel powerful and pervasive. Of course it’s also true that we may seek therapy for hurts we have caused others in the distant past, recent past, or in the present. Whether we have been hurt, have caused hurt, or are dealing with both, we may hold in our hearts the wish for an apology or the desire to be forgiven.
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