there have been many things I've learned as I've begin my journey to become a therapist. not only about my clients, but about myself. I was lucky enough to have an incredible supervisor that supported me in the moments where I wanted to quit and become a real estate agent (I was binging Selling Sunset at the time!) or when I just felt like it was too hard. becoming a therapist opens you up to emotions, triggers, perspectives, and relationships you never knew were there. it has you question yourself, the world, everything.
what I've learned since becoming a therapist is that none of us are really all that different. we all want to be seen, heard, cared for, acknowledged; we want to feel loved and important. we are all worried about what other people are think of us. we all just want to fit in and be liked. we are all just trying to do the best we can with what we have.
when you're in this position you hear and see the raw, vulnerable, and painful emotions and experiences that people have endured and survived. it is something I (and I hope most therapists) don't ever take for granted. as a therapist you get to provide a space for people to grow into a version of themselves they never knew was there.
what I've learned and observed is that when you give people the space to fully be who they are, to explore different parts of themselves, to feel unconditionally accepted and cared for, you end up creating a beautiful relationship for people to thrive, reach goals, and see themselves in an entirely new light.
at the end of the day, we are all humans trying to figure out how to get through life. so please be kind to one another. no one has all the answers. no one is perfect. no one knows what they're doing. we do what we can with what we have.