Earning your hours is hard work.
As a counseling, LMFT or Social Work intern, you are juggling clients for low pay while likely also working elsewhere to pay your bills. You are paying a supervisor, probably a higher fee than the clients you discussing in supervision pay you! How are ends supposed to meet during an internship?! And what about your own “stuff” that you need to work on in therapy?
The personal therapy that I did with a fully-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist when I was in grad school was THE MOST IMPORTANT work I have done in my life. I wouldn’t be the person I am today, and I certainly wouldn’t be the psychotherapist I am today, if I hadn’t had access to such a qualified, experienced, fully-licensed psychotherapist at that time.
I want to make therapy more accessible to provisionally-licensed counselors,
and social workers.
If you are working on your hours, you certainly want help with the deeper stuff that comes up during this process. The personal, counter-transference stuff that’s not appropriate to adequately get into with your supervisor.
You know (now, more than ever, probably) that you need to work out some issues in your past that you haven’t yet gotten to address. You also just want to acquire the empathy of knowing what it is like to be in the client’s seat.
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