One of the most powerful moments in my favorite movie, The Joy Luck Club, is when An Mei "learns to scream" and finaling connects with her power. As a counselor, I too am coming into my own as I learn to embrace my emotional nature and shine as a person-centered therapist. Where I once relied on the bells and whistles of other theories, I have begun to focus first on my client, to bond with them on several levels.
And I'm reaching them. I feel them change and grow. In owning my core, I've finally managed to touch the core of others.
Once upon a time, I was a person learning to be a counselor. Now, I'm a counselor who's learning new things. A small change in perception that's making a world of difference.