If you have ever unwillingly put your needs behind someone else’s, this is for you. This is a real case study of a woman who was a people pleaser. Her husband was having an affair, her daughter was using drugs in the house, and her life was falling apart. By opening up and finding out about her coping style, she was able to move her life forward the way she wanted it to.
Author: Louis Laves-Webb
Upon receiving my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990, I began working with children and adolescents in the foster-care system on a ranch in the Texas Hill Country. From there, I was promoted to working in the juvenile justice field and ultimately was responsible for overseeing the entire Texas Youth Commission Parole Division in Williamson County, Texas. During this time my insatiable curiosity about the human condition began to really materialize, and after my own introspective soul searching, I eventually concluded that my truest desires and interests would best be served in the field of psychotherapy. I enrolled in the Masters Program in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with honors in 2002.