My personal history is the reason I became a therapist. My earliest experiences led to damaging internalizations which therapy was able to allow me to understand and to begin to heal from, and this same facilitation of healing is what I aim to bring to others. This impacts the way I approach therapy; I operate from a psychodynamic lens - the way of working which provided the best framework for understanding my own self. I bring the strength of my own experience as a client to my work - I have moved through that process all the way to the experience of love for myself, inside my own body. It was both a life-changing moment to feel this feeling, and one filled with grief - to realize that in all the years before that moment, I had not. I believe this is of critical importance for a therapist - to have been on the path too, in your own way, in order to be able to gently encourage others to traverse the path that lies before them.
Thoughts on Therapy and Mental Health