As a therapist, I spend the majority of my time, listening to people. I rarely talk. When I do, clients usually care about what I have to say. That said, I rarely come under fire for what I think or say. Writing a blog is different. Your words are out there (theoretically) for the whole world to judge and criticize or rebuff if they want to. The internet is an ugly place. It’s anonymity brings out the worst in people. I try my best to stay away from social media, most of the time to avoid the animosity that seems to permeate every platform. But, I really want to write. I have this weird desire to put my thoughts and musings about therapy out there. I hope it helps or educates people. That’s the altruistic part. The other part of me just wants someone to hear the thoughts in my head. If you are reading this, you are that someone.
The more I read about how to blog, the more I see, you just have to do it. You can’t get better at it until you just start doing it. So here I am. This is my first true, inaugural post. Fears and all. This is me working toward becoming a better writer, and hopefully helping someone in the process. Now that I’ve put my fear out there, I’m going to sit back and begin to tell you all the reasons I became a therapist, why I am slowly transitioning from a mostly psychodynamic (Freudian) model to a mostly cutting edge energy psychology model and how I work with people suffering from everything from trauma to eating disorders to suicidal ideation. If these topics interest you, follow me along this journey of collaborative self-discovery. Let the healing begin.