Here’s why I became a therapist…
Because I’ve been in therapy, and I know the impact it can have on your life.
For me, therapy saved me from a life that I never wanted. I went to therapy when my parents divorced. My biggest thanks was having a therapist who listened to me and my feelings when that wasn’t happening in my life.
I felt seen. I wish there were a better way to express it, but being seen when you are not seen in your personal life, even for an hour a week, is huge.
My therapist helped me communicate my needs, and I use those skills to this day. My therapist empowered me and believed in me. That was the starting point for me to create the life I wanted and now have. The most challenging part is being vulnerable. I have been in therapy now for decades and know the stuff that gets to me. Still, it never gets easier to share or feel exposed, but it is worth it. I have benefited from vulnerability and accountability throughout my life, and it has created such a positive impact