“I want to control what other people are thinking,” the patient explained.
“How do you think you are going to do that?” the therapist responded.
The 11 year-old brainstormed but couldn’t come up with a solution.
Finally the therapist interrupted her thought process and said, “Do you know what you CAN control?”
“What YOU are thinking.”
The young girl paused to think.
“No, that’s not good enough.”