I honestly can't think of another career where I have been so happy, fulfilled, and guilty for taking payment for what I do!
In therapy sessions, I have the honour of hearing people's stories, elements of their lives, and what they bring to the world. I get to set goals with them, plot a course of our work together, and help them achieve those goals.
It is true that I have heard a lot of stories that would make your hair curl. In fact, I have had to debrief with my own colleagues to take care of myself and not bring the difficult emotions home with me. However, even after hearing those stories and debriefing with others, I would still hear those recounts over and over again. Why?
Because I believe in the power of therapy.
Because I believe in the power of sharing your story with a psychotherapist trained to help you cope, heal, and grow.
Because I believe in you and I working together to make your goals happen.
Because I believe in the strength and resilience in you.
Because I have faith in you, and know you can come out of this stronger than ever before; and I'm honoured to walk this path with you.
That's how I do it; and that's why I am called to do it.