Then it struck me - she was putting her faith in me. Once more, she was willing to dare a new treatment and a new provider not knowing what the consequences would be. She had placed her trust in my knowledge and skills... and I felt honored.
Now each morning, as I boot up my computer, sort through the numerous refill requests and review my client schedule, I try to take a moment and remember that feeling of trust. To spend just little time to acknowledge the courage that it takes to step through the door and share one's story with a relative stranger.