My career began in corporate America in the sales/marketing world. After leaving a meeting one-day, I called my boss to express my excitement over a meeting that I felt went extremely well. “What did you sell” he asked. “Well, nothing” was my reply. I then went on to tell him about the meeting. My joy did not come from anything I sold; it came from the honesty and vulnerability of the client when she told me about her life struggles. I offered her an ear to listen, and provided input that gave her hope. In that instant I realized I needed to make a change.
Fast-forward three years, and there I was, Master’s degree in hand, ready to save the world. That person, her views, her perception of life, were turned upside down six months later when her father took his own life. That was the start of the journey that led me here today.
What makes me unique as a therapist is my view on our relationship. I am not the expert; you are. It is not my job to tell you what is right or wrong. It is my job to help YOU find YOUR right and wrong in order to find authentic happiness in this thing we call, “life.”