Welcome to our new blog! Redesigning our website has provided us with some challenges, but also opened up some really important opportunities. It made us ask ourselves a lot of questions. How do we want people to feel when they visit our page? When they visit our offices? Seems easy – safe, supported, understood, empowered & educated.
But the more we sat with these ideas the more we realized that different people need different things in order to generate these feelings. And each of us as clinicians generates this atmosphere in a somewhat different way. But what do we bring that is uniquely ours? Who are we as people and as therapists? For that matter, who are we as a practice?
At first we thought about our training, our skills and our honest committment high quality care. But these don’t really seem to be unique to our practice – there are many talented providers out there and very few of them have the mission statement “oh, whatever.” And when we’re in the room with a client, while we do hold our theories and techniques in mind, our best work is done much more from our hearts.
This led us to think about ourselves as people. It’s fair to say that everyone in our practice has a fair dose of humor and that it isn’t uncommon to hear faint laughter through the our office doors as you walk down the hall. It seems like an odd value to stumble upon – what is it about a well-timed quip that is at all related to healing?
What matters to us?
We are what matters to us. What matters to us is bringing our full selves to the brave and difficult endeavor of healing, every single day.