I have an exciting announcement that I can hardly get out the words. As you may or may not know, I am starting MY OWN private practice!!! This is a very exciting adventure that I am embarking on, as this has been my dream for years. I have worked incredibly hard to get to this point and cannot believe that this dream is finally coming true. I have a great passion for people and absolutely love the process of hearing someone’s story. Not many people get the opportunity to hear other’s stories and I see it as a wonderful and priceless privilege. For someone to share their story takes tremendous trust.
Trusting someone with your story is a vulnerable and risky process. The risk comes with not only the fear of the other person judging you but also fear of how confidential your story will remain. I have the privilege, as a therapist, to earn my client’s trust and show them that I will never judge them for what they have been through. Having my clients share their story with me makes me feel absolutely blessed. I have been a client myself and I know that sitting in the client chair can be scary at times. Trusting someone enough to share your life story with them is no small feat. Knowing how difficult this process is, I work to earn my clients trust and do not just expect it when they walk into my office. Working with clients has changed my life and it has given me a whole new outlook. I am truly fortunate to be in a career in which I have the opportunity to build relationships with my clients, as well as walk along side them in their journey.
I cannot wait for this adventure to begin and to have the opportunity to walk along side many more clients to come. Thank you for reading my first blog post. My hope for this blog is to explore topics that I find interesting, and to offer my open and honest thoughts and feelings on issues that might be uncomfortable to discuss.
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