“This month in our regular series, where therapists share a sneak peek of their personal and professional lives, we wanted to know what motivates clinicians to do what they do.
Why did they pick this field? Why do they conduct therapy?
Being a therapist is hard work. It’s emotionally exhausting. It’s challenging. It involves helping clients detach from deeply entrenched, damaging patterns of behavior and thought.
It involves helping clients manage serious psychiatric illnesses. It usually requires donning different hats, everything from marketer to billing specialist to secretary.
For many the initial motivation to pursue a career in psychology was personal.”