I was recently asked by someone what the most rewarding aspect of my job is as a psychologist. I’ve thought about this often. As a psychologist, it’s truly a privilege and an honor to do this work. The most rewarding part of this job is being part of a relationship where someone presents the most authentic, raw, vulnerable versions of themselves and being able to create a safe space for them to do so. It’s rare in our day to day lives to have individuals be so open and forthcoming with their past, their current life circumstances, and their future worries and fears. I often reflect on how much depth and meaning we lose in the way we communicate with each other today through text messages, thumbs up symbols, and taps on a heart icon.
So, clients, I’m grateful to you for trusting in us and allowing us to be part of your journey. Your vulnerability and courage to come forward and share your deepest struggles with us is humbling and inspiring.You’re often teaching us as much as we might be teaching you. It’s our honor to continue to support you in any way we can.