What I wish I had said…

Elena Tucker
4 min readJan 24, 2024
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash

I met a new therapist the other day. Notice I did not say MY new therapist, but just a new one. Let me explain:

I really had high hopes for her. She was a grown woman — in her late 40s?, and with her features and mannerisms, I quickly recognized her as a fellow member of the tribe (read: Jewish), so we could share a shorthand when it came to society and typical worldviews. Plus, she was an actual therapist, not just a…

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Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.