Are you going to work and not getting paid?
Therapists in my consulting practice frequently complain of a high no-show rate, especially with new clients. They often feel powerless to enforce their policies fearing if they’re too strict, clients will drop out of treatment.
I used to have this problem, too, and ended up feeling resentful when I had rushed to get to my scheduled session only to have a client no-show. There were also those days when a handful of clients who didn’t show up or cancelled at the last minute. Since I was paying for child care there were times when I actually lost money by going to work. I knew something had to change.