My Co-Therapist

I want you to meet Dafka; he was my co-therapist. In case any of you are wondering, Dafka is a Hebrew word. I don't have the exact translation and its use is something like, I told him to do something, and, dafka, he did just the opposite.

This Definition Fits... almost perfectly with the kind of work that I do. I counsel individuals, couples and families who are in pain; they want better relationships; they want to communicate more effectively; they want to be more open, warm and loving toward others and are afraid of being hurt , so, dafka, they do just the opposite. I want to empower them to turn pain and pieces into peace and passion.

Dafka helped me do this clients by just being present. I started having my dog in sessions when I used to take him with me to the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center. I worked part-time on Sunday and didn't want to leave him home alone.

When my clients, tough ex-cons, substance abusers, veterans with very severe trauma including post-traumatic stress disorder, saw Mummzer (my dog then), they would just melt. Some of them would talk with him and not me. I was amazed and always offered my clients the opportunity to have Dafka in our sessions.

Dafka transitioned over the Rainbow Bridge on Aug. 13th, 2021.
Although, he will no longer be with us physically in sessions,
his spirit will still be with me. Rest in Peace, my co-therapist.

Catch Dafka in Action

Dafka, My Inspiration

These columns are about Dafka and the lessons that I have learned from him. We have worked together and played together. I have been happy with him and sad with him. I dearly love him and I have been angry with him. I hope that you enjoy these stories. I’d love to hear from you. Did you learn anything from them? Have you learned anything from your pet, and, if so, I’d love to hear your story. I’m looking forward to reading your comments.

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