I have some of the same issues, but usually say, “I’ll be glad to refer you to someone.” If it is an easy question to answer I might use the opportunity to educate briefly. If a guy in a bar asks what I do, and I tell him, he invariably asks, “Are you analyzing me right now?” I say, “Not if you aren’t paying me.”

Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist. Leans Left. Mindfulness practioner before it was cool. M.Ed., LPC. Carolsantafe93@gmail.com.

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