“Therapists, of course, deal with daily challenges of living just like everyone else. This familiarity, in fact, is at the root of the connection we forge with strangers who trust us with their most delicate stories and secrets. Our training has taught us theories and tools and techniques, but whirring beneath our hard-earned expertise is the fact we know how hard it is to be a person. Which is to say, we still come to work each day as counselors-with our own set of vulnerabilities, our own longings and insecurities, and our own histories. Of all my credentials as a therapist, my most significant is that I’m a card-carrying member of the human race.”– Lori Gottlieb
If you are a counselor, are seeing a counselor, or have been wanting to see a counselor, add this book to your must-read list. This book is pure gold! Maybe You Should Talk To Someone gives excellent insight into the mind of a therapist and normalizes everyday struggles through clients stories. Lori is hilarious as a therapist and as a human, and I love how real she is.
If you have been on the fence about seeing a counselor, please know, seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of. I am a counselor who has seen a counselor, and will continue to see a counselor at several more points in my life I am sure. Why? Because I am a card-carrying member of the human race and life can be hard sometimes.
Why counseling? Counseling provides a safe place for you to process through your thoughts and feelings with someone who is comfortable sitting in the “dark” with you. It’s a place where you can go to work through love and life, and walk away with clarity and a sense of relief. It’s a place to confront past demons when they pay a visit. Consider counseling your yearly physical for your mind. Life doesn’t have to be crumbling around you to seek help.
“Change and loss travel together. We can’t have change without loss, which is why so often people say they want change but nonetheless stay exactly the same.”Lori Gottlieb