Penny showed up for her session 30 minutes late. She should know better, as a psychotherapist herself. She had come to see me after a few clients she had referred to me reported significant breakthroughs. Despite a policy that sessions would not be extended due to tardiness, she was repeatedly late; this time by thirty minutes.
Entering the therapy room, she was noticeably frazzled, her hair a mess. “Are you alright?” I asked, concerned.
“Oh, I will be, in a minute,” as she settled into the chair.