When I begin therapy with a new client I let them know what my style of doing therapy might look like to them. I explain that we are going along together in a car they are driving and I'm in the passenger seat with the roadmap. I let them know that there is a fork in the road ahead and they can make a right turn, which has consequences (good and bad), and they can make a left turn, that also has consequences (good and bad). OR they can drive straight through the barricade, go over the cliff, and crash and burn...but I'm jumping out of the car before that happens. I saw this photo and thought of how sometimes it's not a cliff but a lake that we drive into--yet the results can look very similar.