A Little About What I Do: Part I
I wanted to take a moment to talk a little about what led me to being a counselor, why I decided to open an online therapy practice, and some of my most precious interests when it comes to helping people find their balance. This will be a three-parter, so stay tuned for the next few weeks!
How it all started…
Well when I was little, I’d say 7 or 8, my mom had this old medical book on her bookshelf. This was one amongst so many random curios my mom had accumulated and displayed throughout her home. The book was from the 1950’s or 1960’s. I used to read the book so often that at one point, my mom took the book away from me because she was afraid I was going to start diagnosing myself with every medical anomaly written about in the book!
I just found it amazing how the human body and mind work together to become one cohesive, functioning, feeling, unit. People have always been amazing to me. The way we are able to ride the waves through good parts and bad parts, hanging on for dear life, and coming out relatively unscathed, and sometimes stronger, on the other side.
The medical book wasn’t the only thing I liked to read when I was little. I LOVED reading. I still do. I read about people and their abilities, their strengths, their hardships, their struggles. I read biographies constantly when I was growing up. Lucky for me, I lived directly behind our community library and was on a first name basis with every librarian who worked there!
My interest in how people work has always been my strongest passion. I consider myself an introvert, but I also love conversation. I love to talk to others about their lives and their perspectives. This passion led me to becoming a counselor. After jumping some hurdles and running into a few road blocks in my life, I followed my heart to the career I believe I was meant to have.
My work with clients doesn’t seem like work. I get to know people deeply and walk with them on a part of their journey. I grow and learn as much as they do. Each client that I have worked with has made some kind of an impact on my life.
I believe I was led to become a counselor because there is no other work that I could do in this world that I would feel such a drive and dedication for. This is my calling. It’s my purpose. It’s how I create my balance. I hope I can be a part of your journey too, and help you to create your balance.