A sojourner with. Not guide from side. Not sage from stage. Change can be painful and inevitable, suffering doesn’t have to be.
Psychotherapist in Austin, TX
Professional Burnout is widely used and referred to in Main stream dialogue, however, it is very little understood as a phenomenon. My research studies began out of my lived experience and and was a focused on bringing humanity back into the human service professions. I founded ReAM to be an organization that did just that. Ive worked directly with individuals, facilitated workshops, and consulted for mental health agencies and independent school districts on the topic.
As a counselor educator and supervisor I appreciate the need for therapy for therapists outside the formal training structures. Therapists are first and foremost human. Society holds expectations for therapists and creates idealization, which is easily bought by most therapists. Invulnerability among other side effects of professionalization are dangerous and harmful. Therapy focuses on the therapist as human within the context of their life professional or otherwise.
What makes an issue a “men’s issue” depends on how it was developed. Contemporary culture seeks out villains, as they make for better stories. Unfortunately, concepts such as toxic masculinity and dismantling the patriarchy can leave men feeling unsure about how to position themselves. On top of orientating toward cultural context men are grappling with existential issues, fluid identity, freedom, responsibility, and intimate self worth. Therapy explores and creates self assurance.
As a psychodynamic therapist my goal is to reveal unconscious content and to reduce psychic angst. Conflict within created of extreme stress or emotional hardship or as a state of distress is brought up to reflection and processing. The interpersonal relationship which forms between myself and client during therapy informs and directs change.
As a humanist, which is more a theoretical orientation than a set therapy, I believe the individual can actualize their own change, as I have and do. I am not an expert of their experience. We do, however, have the shared experience of being humans. Understanding what that means ranges from understanding our developmental evolution, our neurobiology, and the personality and emotional systems.
Existential therapist I am less concerned with adhering strictly to one means of facilitating the therapy - integrating modalities and utilizing ideas spontaneously at hand - but with the cause of pathology. We discuss our anxiousness surrounding the inevitabilities of existence. Death. Isolation. Meaninglessness. Authorship.