Why did you choose to become a therapist?
I believe that becoming a therapist was more of a personal quest for me and a journey that taught me more about myself than it did about anything else. I always felt that in this busy world, people often jump from one boat to another, trying to stay afloat. Through therapy, I wanted to provide an anchor that helped people learn to float through the difficulties and storms that came their way.
What would you like to tell a client who comes to you for therapy?
In their sessions with me, clients are promised two things: patient ears and acceptance. The sessions will be their space to slowly look within themselves and grow comfortable with every aspect of who they are.
What does a first session with you look like?
The first session is an attempt to forge a working alliance with the client. I spend time with the client to understand their mental health needs. I also ensure to build a space - where they feel comfortable as well as safe in my presence to explore and heal their vulnerabilities.
What has been an important learning of being a therapist?
The process of becoming a therapist has shown me that being human is about being imperfect and experiencing difficulties. None of us are immune to the difficulties inherent to life, but we all are blessed with the ability to grow through what we experience, and rise from the lows.
Can you share a quote that resonates with you?
"Perhaps the most fascinating and mysterious universe of all is the one within us."