THE BEACH  "The Story of Life" by Joel Lavenson


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Joel Lavenson

MA, NCC, LPC, LCPC, BCPC, Board Certified  PTSD Clinician               

      109 Sahagian Road, Belgrade, Maine 04917

  • 95 Park St. Lewiston, Maine 04240

  • 10 Pond Road, Westport, Connecticut 06880

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18 This is who I am.

You will find one or two or even three of them that seem to get them to stop what they are doing or bring them from where they are otherwise engaged and pay attention to you. You grow up believing it, that your chosen method of tricking caretakers into giving you aid, is your only skill and answer; and moreover the only way to get what you want. It becomes part of your character, of who you are as you try your adaption to life, repeatedly, each time that you feel hurt, abandoned or afraid.