5 thoughts on “7 Essential Lessons I’ve Learned as a Psychotherapist

  • August 11, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    your insight is helpful, althrough for the last twenty years, i still cannot find a compatable therapist. The VA tells me i am suffering from ptsd, mdd, mst and yet their therapist need therapist.

    whay should i look for in a skiled l therapist? Again thank you for feelings.

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    • August 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm

      Finding a therapist you click can be difficult. The best way to find a skilled therapist is through referral from someone you trust. Nowadays many therapists have websites that may speak to their approach and at times we can feel more drawn to some than others. We have to be prepared for trial and error here.

      I hope you find someone you connect with in short time.

      Warmly,

      Elisha

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      • August 11, 2014 at 5:35 pm

        thank you..

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  • August 12, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Elisha, what a wonderful collection of lessons. I especially like #3, something I experienced myself as a client in therapy. For me, Emotional Freedom Techniques made the difference–it was the translational piece. I think the key is to keep looking for those methods like EFT, meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, that can help us when we’re out of the office and back in our usual environment. When you find the one that clicks it can be the missing piece of the puzzle. I also like #4, staying present in uncertainty, something I also experience when I’m working with my clients.

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  • August 12, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Thank you for a timely and insightful article. I love the reminders to practice self-compassion and to let the love in your heart shine. I am working hard on living a joyful life for myself and all those around me.

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