My practice is "doing for another--what was done for me". In early mid-life, the path I was on seemed downhill and the things I'd learned, so far, weren't helping me to have a better life. When I found a therapist who was warm and professional without being familiar or superior, I could start to work on my stuff that wasn't working. Little by little, without embarrassment, criticism or blame--A clearer view of my true self began to emerge and life got better in a way, on a path, that is not downhill.
Sound simple? Well, yes, the step by step part is 'simple', but not easy; that's why a psychotherapist who has done their own work is so important. The heart and soul of 'what was done for me', can be seen in better living, experienced everyday: Acquiring tools to solve problems, communication skills, emotional intelligence, anger management, stress relief, better parenting, improved marriage, secure attachment, self awareness of addictive tendencies, and strategic ways of melting trauma. Is it too much to aim towards a sense of overall well being that doesn't go away?
Stay tuned -- I've come to a place in my own work where a "Book Sabbatical" is required. I will not be taking new clients from August 1st, 2017 until further notice. The book is based on the last sentence of my personal statement above.
In the meantime here are a couple of therapist that have done their own work and have agreed with me to work with you. Call them. Shannon O'Grady, PhD - (505)660-8918, Otto Berk, LCSW - (718)986-3113.