“When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.”
Mr. Rogers is one of my childhood heroes and is probably one of the top 5 reasons why I served for over 15 years as a pastor/chaplain and eventually went on to become a mental health therapist. I so appreciate that he taught me and other young people to be open to our thoughts and feelings. Jesus and Mr. Rogers both exemplify so many great qualities I strive for in my life. If you don’t like hearing about either of these folks, you have been forewarned; I will write about them again.
Mr. Rogers modeled sharing our feelings with those around us. He was a safe person for me in my childhood. He was consistent and I always felt peace and acceptance from him. I strive to be the same way with my clients whether I’m meeting with them in my office face to face OR through my new video office (still face to face). Please watch and share this video which talks about the benefits of online therapy.