I'm a licensed professional.
Licensed Psychologist - 1645
The purpose of psychotherapy is to give emotional support and advice to those who acknowledge the need to discuss their situation with an objective third party. Psychotherapy teaches people different ways to cope. Psychotherapy helps to identify emotions. Through work in psychotherapy, people realize that changes can be made to improve self-esteem and create a sense of well-being. They know that their challenges were met, worked through and overcome, sometimes to surprising results.
My passion for practicing psychology comes from several sources. My primary work motivation comes from helping clients go from struggling to feeling more peaceful, from confusion to clarity, and from questioning their ability to overcome to overcoming. Watching people learn to cope, identify their challenges and meet those challenges head on, and give themselves permission to set goals and have dreams is a gratifying experience for me to aid in and observe. I like to teach others better ways to cope. A third reason I enjoy my profession is my ability to empathize and stretch my thinking to see situations from many points of view.