Making it happen
How to move through obstacles and satisfy your needs.
First of all, welcome to my first post! i have been meaning to do this for many years and am finally putting my nose to the grindstone so to speak. I embrace any and all feedback and insight into this process as well as suggestions and observations.
Despite all the blood sweat and tears I've been through to get to this point in my career, a unnamed online counseling service felt I shouldn't make the cut. So, I'm going to embrace connecting with folks needing some extra support in my own way. Here!
Humanism inspires me. Per Wikipedia "Humanism is a philosophical and ethical stance that emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence over acceptance of dogma or superstition" The ability, especially now, in this era, for a person to decide they want to and then make it happen. I want to do this; I will make it happen.
I don't personally know how I feel about large online counseling platforms, the process by which a provider must go through, without a real life connection, no platform communication verbally with a potential candidate, rejection of a request for clarification of denial. .. all these things don't seem to bode well for a client. If I, as a professional, can't get an answer, can't talk to a person, what might a client go through if their online counseling experience goes awry?
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Hopefully this will provide a more personal approach, a warmer connection with those seeking some guidance or support, a place to vent, to process, to mull, to marinate, to read, research, and to celebrate. That is my primary goal.