Psychotherapists and Counselors
Connection, Support, Learn and Grow
We all learned in graduate school how important it is for humans to have a network of supportive others around them, especially during times of distress. I won't quote the research, but there is a lot out there telling us that human connection keeps us not only emotionally healthy but may even have an influence on our physical health too. We know this as practitioners, and I am sure we tell our clients this regularly.
Private practice can be very rewarding and yet often is lonely. Even if you are in a group setting, therapists have different schedules and there is often very little time for just chatting or consulting about cases. Getting support needs to be intentional. My goal for this year was to get to know other counselors in the area and create connection in my local therapeutic community. In the beginning of the year, I started Facebook live interviews, which has been a blast. Last month, Angela Topcu and I started an open free case consultation group for local therapists. We will also be starting a Facebook page for local therapists very soon. To support other therapists in learning the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) model, I hold a closed case consultation once a month in San Jose and do individual supervision by appointment only. I hope to start an EFT case consultation in Fremont. The last thing I am starting to offer to therapists who want connection, support, learning, and growth is business and practice development coaching.
I've been in private practice since 1992. Right away as an intern I hit the pavement running and have not stopped yet! My style for all of these things is responsive and interactive. Consider joining me on my journey of connection, support, learning, and growing. I'd love to meet you by phone, virtually, or in person.