This is my first blog post and I am so excited about it! Moving into Private Practice has been one of the most exciting but also one of the scariest decisions of my career and quite possibly my life.
I am really trying to practice what I preach which is to get out of your comfort zone, do what is right for you, and learn from mistakes. But it is hard and sometimes I want to go back to the nice, cozy bubble of working in an agency where there is a safety net and a team of support every day.
But I can do it! I have to believe in myself just like I tell my clients to do.
I, like all other therapists, don't have all of the answers, don't have a perfect solution and definitely not a cure. But I do know that by reaching out for support, putting self-care first, and being persistent that I have gotten through some tough times in my life. I have been able to guide my clients over the years to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel in crises that they never thought they were going to be able to smile, laugh or find peace again.
That is living bravely!
It is when you think you cannot do it, can't get out of bed, can't spend one more day in that relationship, can't believe that you are a worthy person. But you do it. Being brave doesn't mean that you aren't scared, or upset, or sad. It means that despite all of those things you do it anyways.
I definitely do not have all of the answers but together we can practice what it means to live bravely!