Dance in the Rain:
A Therapist, Her Client, and Finding the Extraordinary in the Unexpected
by Sandra Lee Tyrrell, LPC, ATR-BC
Stay tuned for my forthcoming book, Dance in the Rain!
Excerpt from Dance in the Rain:
Art therapist Sandra Lee Tyrrell hovered her thumb over the “decline” button of her phone. It was the end of a grueling work day, and she wanted nothing more than to go home, eat dinner, and rest. She didn’t recognize the number on her screen, but she knew who it was: a client referral, a man named Gerard who was living with schizophrenia. Fresh out of graduate school and determined to start her own practice, Sandy wasn’t in a position to turn down clients. But she also didn’t have a lot of optimism over how the case would resolve. In the mental health field, schizophrenics are considered among the hardest cases to work with. In a best case scenario, she could develop a treatment plan, execute the goals, send Gerard on his way, and quickly close the case. With an exhausted sigh, she took the call. And in that simple act, Sandy changed the course of her career--and her life.