An Open Letter to Former and Future Clients:
Dear present and future clients:
On June 19th, 2016, I was struck from behind by a vehicle traveling in the same direction I was walking on a rural road in Great Barrington, MA. For a look at my heart and the story you can go to my blog, dated August 25, 2016 for the story.
This resulted in another interruption in the services I supply to clients. I was just beginning to rebuild my practice as a pastoral counselor, clinical social worker, and marriage and family therapist. For the interruption I again ask your forgiveness if I have dropped out of providing therapy.
We cannot control the things that happen to us from depression to automobile’s crashing into us as we walk along the road. What we can control is how we respond to those accidents, how we focus on our recovery, and how we get back into the life and ministry that God has called us to.
Over the past 9 weeks, I have worked hard to recover from multiple fractures to the Pelvis and pelvis ring and other less major injuries. I spent 14 days in Phelps Memorial Hospital in Sleepy Hollow for intensive physical and occupational therapy, and am currently in outpatient physical and aquatic therapy in Lee, MA. Positive energy and prayerfulness on the part of many is helping me to recover speedily. This is an encouragement to you as you are reading this that there is hope for full recovery and redemption from whatever issues or events you are facing. I am living hope, love and peace.
On August 1st I began seeing a limited number of clients at a new office location as my office is not wheelchair accessible and I am the one in a wheel chair. A good friend, is letting me use space at his office Towne’s and Associates Attorney’s at 450 New Karner Road, Albany NY. I will begin seeing any old or new client’s there beginning September 6th, 2016.
Thank you for your understanding and forgiveness of any interruption of services to you as a client that has resulted from this accident.
Dr. Donald L Paine
D.Min, LCSW, NYAMFT
“Be Well and Drink Deeply from the Well within”
Rev. Dr. Donald L. Paine, LICSW, AAMFT. UCC Ordained Minister
Trained Internal Family System Therapist