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Friday, December 5, 2014

Working at Home


You may think it odd that as a therapist, I do a lot of work from home?  Well naturally I do all my paperwork and report writing at home, but I also do a lot of my counselling.  No, I don't have clients come over to my house...while it would be awesome to have a home office, we don't really have an appropriate space nor are we close enough to subway stop to make it realistic.  Actually, I do a whole heck of a lot of counselling by phone. In person is best, of course, but sometimes it just isn't possible.

You see, there are few infertility counsellors in small towns outside of the Greater Toronto Area, so I get many clients from north and west of the city...and a few from east - I've even had clients from my hometown of Kingston!  Also, sometimes clients that start out seeing me in-person, switch to phone counselling.  Why?  Because if they don't live downtown, it can be a nightmare to get in and out of the city core.  Its getting really difficult to get around this city!

I feel very fortunate.  It certainly saves me a whole lot of time going to and from the office, and I can wear sweatpants and drink tea all day.  Today, I was somehow fortunate enough to book 4 consecutive phone sessions, which means, yep, sweatpants and tea!  There is nothing better on a cold winter day.  Tomorrow, unfortunately, I have to go to the office, but I am looking forward to our pre-Hannukah party at my mother-in-law's on Sunday (because everyone is away over Hannukah).  Its our annual tradition of all the cousins getting together and is crazy chaos. 

Have a healthy, happy weekend!