All posts tagged: wellness

Confessions from a Therapist: Do therapists need therapists?

In my position as a therapist I experience many challenges both personally and professionally, some weeks are more difficult, as well as more rewarding than others. I want to share those with you. I think this has been a running joke among layman people, they may think to themselves if the therapists needs a therapists than we are all hopeless. But it’s true there is no way around it, everyone needs a little assistance sometimes. I went to my first therapy session as a professional therapist yesterday. I felt compelled to write about it because frankly even I could admit it is quite comical. I had a session with one of my client’s at 5pm, and I was scheduled to meet with my therapist at 6pm in the floor above me. So as I finished my session as a therapist, I ran upstairs to see mine. I confess I felt some hesitation to announce that I see a therapist even to my friends and family nevertheless a public social medium. But I know that if I want …

Confessions from a Therapist: Hope

I never pictured I could be a therapist, but somehow my life always placed me in that role with my friends and family. Growing up I found myself giving everyone advice, wanted or unwanted. Seemed natural for this to be my chosen career. As a therapist I receive great satisfaction both personally and professionally from helping others make positive changes in their lives. Something I did not anticipate are the life changing lessons I would be learning from them each day. My current position requires me to provide therapy for clients in their homes and in their communities. I work with children at risk of being removed from their home, who are often below poverty level and from immigrant families. These families have experienced severe trauma and don’t have the resources to take care of their physical needs none the less their mental and emotional needs. In my position as  therapist I experience many challenges both personally and professionally, some weeks are more difficult, as well as more rewarding than others. I want to share those with you. Lesson in Hope My job is to shed a light of …