Yes, that happens. Someone reminded me that I should expect negativity among those I counsel and pray for and love the person with greater concern .
It takes a persistence, a positivity, and a personalization repetitively to get through the filters in the client. It works though.
One commented to me yesterday on how much they appreciated that I keep coming back, I don’t give up on them. It is breaking through the cloud. Another commented that they are now doing the same for others. They are tapering their anger and finding themselves less and less aggressive when upset and more and more listening.
Do you find yourself stuck in the negative thought stream? You can beat it. It is worth the journey.
Message me firstname.lastname@example.org . Let’s move forward. As a pastoral counselor, I am available for online consultations along with onsite.