Q. Kat Asks: I just discovered you via your book The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great…where have I been? I love your recipes and love your writer’s voice–on this blog and in print. I started catering to pay for college (met my husband while loading the catering truck!) and we’ve been cooking for the last 25 years with our 3 kids. Although elated that I’ve found you, I’m sad at what I have surely missed. It’s time to catch up!
I just picked up Perfect One-Dish Dinners and am guessing that Cook without a Book: Meatless Meals is next up as a graduation gift for my 17 year old daughter. But my question isn’t about food…it’s about your wonderful introduction to The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and the “get healing” message. This resonates with me for so many reasons. Having been nudged from my psychologist best friend who lives many states away, I want to find a psycho-therapist locally. How did you find yours? By the way, I live in Fairfield County, CT too so your answer could be especially helpful 😉
A. Hey Kathy. So very pleased to hear from you. So how did I find the right therapist… well I called a respected therapist in the area and told him my basic issues. He recommended a fellow therapist, one who understood my situation right away and was able to help. But as I say in the book, you’ll know within two or three sessions whether your therapist is right for you. If you don’t walk away from sessions feeling listened to, enlightened, and empowered then it’s time to move on.
If one therapist doesn’t work, don’t give up. Keep making calls until you find the person who’s right for you. My therapist is also in Fairfield County, so if you’d like her name and phone number, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll pass it along. I wish you well. We food people tend to be givers. Sounds like it might be time to give a little more to yourself. Good luck!