We are taught to pick out the issue and highlight it.
Seek and destroy.
What happens when nothing appears? Do we cultivate something to soothe our need to be needed? Look hard enough and you will find something.
But ask yourself, “how likely is that to be a considerable variable in this equation?”. Is there something more likely that has or is occurring that does not really require my continued skillset and intervention?
This is uncomfortable at first.
But see the value in clearing more insidious issues. The importance In giving the person permission to intelligently continue. The joy In finding nothing.
Consultant first, therapist second.