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The Life Of A Therapist And Now a Life Coach

As a former therapist, I often got asked some pretty strange questions. People seem to think that because I worked in the mental health field, I must be a mind reader or something. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked if I can help somebody with their mother-in-law's problem.

And of course, there's always the question of whether I'm going to psychoanalyze them.

In any case, being a therapist is definitely not for the faint of heart. But it can be immensely gratifying to help people work through their problems and improve their lives.

Of course, I understand the curiosity.

As a therapist, they often met me with a mix of reactions when I tell people what I do for a living. Some people make jokes about me "spilling my guts" or "analyzing" them, while others seem to view me as some sort of guru who has all the answers.

What is going through her/his head? Does she like me? Is she judging me? Does she like me? Are there things she isn’t telling me? Is she swirling in my mind? Is she judging me? Are there things she isn’t telling me?

Therapists can be as confounding as they are helpful? So pull up a chair, and let’s chat about what everybody wants to know.

The truth is, being a therapist is a lot like being a doctor - we are here to help people through their problems, but we cannot do it without the patient's cooperation. And just like you wouldn't go to your dentist for a brain scan, you shouldn't come to me expecting miracles.

But if you are willing to work on yourself and your relationships, I am more than happy to be part of that process, or are you leaning more toward a life coach?

Many people find it jarring to imagine or actually run into their therapist out in the world, in the same way, their kids find it strange to find their teachers in the supermarket.

But in reality, therapists are often the ones who feel more uncomfortable when our worlds collide. Because while we’ve seen our patients' real lives, they haven't seen ours.

Why don’t therapists give advice:

One thing that surprised me when I became a therapist was how people want me to tell them what to do as if right or wrong answers exist in the bulk of choices we face in our daily lives.

But my former role was to support their independence and help them come to their own conclusion.

The goal of a therapist is always to prepare that person to leave you. When somebody gets better, we’re happy they don’t need us anymore. But we still think about them after they’re gone.

I have been a therapist for 20-plus years and I am now at a point in my life where I have an empty nest. I live 10 minutes from the beach and I like to call myself a Professional Visionary. I became a Life Coach because I want to help people clarify their goals, identify the obstacles holding them back, and come up with strategies for overcoming each obstacle.

As a therapist, I have helped people improve their relationships, careers, and day-to-day lives. Now, as a Life Coach, I can continue to help people live happier and more fulfilling lives.

As a life coach, I will be there to support and encourage you as you make positive changes in your life. If you are feeling stuck or uncertain about what you want to do next in your life, contact me today – I would love to help you achieve your dreams!

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