Wednesday, March 27, 2013

From a Therapist's Perspective

I've mentioned this before, but my "day job" is being a therapist. It's not an easy job but it's one that I love (most of the time) and something I've always known I wanted to do. It's also something that I feel has bettered me. Let me explain why.

I've learned many things from my five short years of being in this profession. You can't judge a book by its cover. This goes for every aspect of life. You never know what someone is going through just by looking at them. 
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Some days, I feel like my clients are helping me more than I'm helping them. They don't even know it. By talking someone through a tough situation, it puts perspective on my life and my practice. It makes me a better as a therapist and a person in general. 

I don't put myself above anyone. Ever. I have plenty to learn, and I don't think I'll ever stop learning. I let my clients teach me things. I listen. I take notes. Because when it all comes down to it, we're all human. We all have real, raw, heartbreaking, overwhelming, and powerful life experiences. We can all learn a little something from each other. 
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It amazes me how people who literally have nothing {monetarily} can show so much strength and resiliency. If they can do it, we all can. Money is just money. Life is about so much more than that. Love, relationships, and connecting with others is what matters. It is also the hardest part of life but it's worth working for. Fighting for. Holding onto.
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I'm so glad I chose this profession and although it's exhausting and tragic some days, it's one of the most rewarding careers I could have imagined. There's never a day where a lesson goes unlearned, a day where I don't make mistakes, or a day where I come home unfulfilled. To me, that's pretty amazing. People are amazing.

And that's it for this Random WednesdayThought? Questions? Comments? I'm no expert, by any means, but would love to chat about my experiences. :)


  1. Where are you..I might need an appt? No but seriously...props to you! That is a hard job and you take on alot everyday!

  2. I love this post! Thank you so much for sharing!


  3. What a great perspective from someone sitting on the other side of the chair.

  4. Just found your blog through the link up and I'm your newest follower.

    Great blog, great layout and great post!

    You've got a tough job and it seems like you're the right person for it. That's definitely refreshing to see.

    All the best,


  5. such a good perspective on such a tough job!! that is why you are great at it!

  6. Beautiful post, I've never really thought about what a job like that would be like... :) xxx

  7. Beautifully said. This post is very existential (had a whole presentation on the theory last night in class-so that's where my head is now) I love counseling for many of the reasons you do - my students 100% teach me something new everyday.

    Thanks for sharing,
    :) Angela


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