The right change at the right time

Susan Tesch, MS, LMFT | Psychotherapy & Counseling

Susan Tesch, MS, LMFT | Psychotherapy & Counseling

The Right Change at the Right Time

For over a year, I've been thinking of redoing my website. At last, that with the help of an excellent designer, Lila Hurwitz at Doolittle+Bird, I've finally done it! Lila pushed me to think in new ways about how I practice and suggested I come up with a tagline that expresses something about my philosophy as a therapist. I came up with "The Right Change at the Right Time" because as a therapist I try to make change feel appealing, rather than threatening, and I do think my job is to help people make changes that truly feel right and bring about a better quality of life.

 

But most people don’t really want to change! And it’s not just people who don’t want to change; in the world of physics, matter itself doesn't "want" to change…unless a force acts upon it. That property of matter (and people!)  is called “inertia.” For me, my web designer was the force acting upon me to help me redo my website. She helped me overcome my inertia and get my website going in a new direction. Now that it is done, I can let some inertia settle in, but I will have to be my own force for overcoming my own inertia by adding new blogs, going forward. It will take work!