Peter Wong

Hi Angel,

Your description of “leave work at work” resonates very strongly in me. Even after decades of practicing as a therapist, I continue to remind myself each time I leave the counseling room to leave not just my client’s problem there but to also to offer the matter  into God’s hands. This is part and parcel of the way I integrate spirituality into the session, taking into consideration the client’s background, needs as well and the choices they make.

On the other hand,  “NOT leaving work at work” and carrying a client’s problem home is taking on extra burden NOT meant for the therapist. Sooner or later such extra load will accumulate and eventually the therapist will suffer from burnout, consequently affecting the quality of therapy.