My journey to becoming a therapist began when I started to see one myself. At one point I was experiencing a lot of stress. I was handling this well as I could, but I started having panic attacks and episodes of immense frustration. So, I thought I would get some help.
I found therapy to be not only helpful but, over time, transformative. It helped me see and realize new possibilities in my life. This didn’t happen because my therapist made suggestions or gave me coaching. Rather, his questions and especially his listening helped me put words to that which lived so long inside me without words. This was liberating. I became aware of core beliefs about myself that I never questioned because they were wordless and existed only as feelings.
My experience in therapy showed me that change is possible. I became more resilient and open to life. This learning continues and is part of what I bring to the practice of psychotherapy.