My main goal in this is for clients to be safe and connected to me in session so emotional states are accessed fully, especially the difficult ones, and processed to the point of resolution.

Other techniques I use but are not limited to include: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family systems, and Theophostic type prayer.

The youngest, Rory, grows into her personality both because of and despite her surroundings.

Unlike her mother and her grandmother, Rory had a wide range of growth to go through, as we meet her at the young age of sixteen. Each of her main three boyfriends—nice guy Dean, bad boy Jess, and privileged Logan—provides something from their surroundings/trappings to Rory that she needs to become the woman she eventually will be. It is these trappings which most viewers seem to relate to, for better or for worse.

In a show that is known for its fast dialogue and unique speaking style that can make everyone seem the same, each of these boys has a unique personality that has nothing to do with these trappings or the unique style of the show, and everything to do with their relationships with other people, and, specifically, Rory.

Each boyfriend loves Rory, likely loves Rory more than she loves him.

Logan, on the other hand, represents everything Lorelai took Rory away from, and then some.

His family is not just rich: his family is within the top 1% of the top 1%. Few people feel empathy for Logan as he is pushed down the single path his father has for him, with most thinking they would love to be in his spot or resenting him for what he gets away with.

Jess, on the other hand, is the smart bad boy with a heart of gold.

Sent to his uncle when his mom could not handle him, Jess didn’t have a village raising him and making him believe he can do anything.

MY EXPERIENCE: Prior to working as a Professional Counselor (LPC) I taught bilingual (Spanish) third grade for nine years and worked as a school counselor for four.