It actually makes me uncomfortable when a therapist says, “You set the pace!” or “How deep we go in sessions is up to you!” or like, “You’ll take the lead!” I understand why therapists say this. We have a nervous system that is wired to protect us when things feel unsafe and coming up against…

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Like stop it with this “I’m the same as all the other therapists” stuff! Of course there are qualities that many therapists do share including things like being good listeners, being compassionate, ability to hold space etc. But there is more to you than that. You have unique life experience You approach helping people in…

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