Around six sessions into working with a client, the following conversation inevitably arises:
Client: "You know, I am so glad I started doing this. I've been so self-conscious about my way of speaking for so long. Now, I feel more confident, I'm talking a lot more...I feel so much better about interacting with people."
Me: "That's great to hear!"
Client: "I can't believe I didn't do this sooner! I love coming here." *Laughs* " But my spouse still doesn't know that I'm in speech therapy."