Friday, March 23, 2012

Dear Dr. Corinne; 'I want to be a family therapist!'

I am a Tibetan.  I am very much interested in becoming a couple or family therapist. But I was raised in an institution. So, my question is do you think I can become a very good couple or family therapist? 
Dear Pema, 
When I read your question, I am left wondering about how you see the effect of being raised in an institution on your decision to become a therapist.  In other words, you seem to imply limitations because of your background.  I don't want to make any assumptions about your experience, so I can't comment specifically on your situation. I can say that there are people from all walks of life that become great therapists.  There is no one 'type' of person that will be the 'best' therapist.  Therapists come from all different cultures and backgrounds!  So, do not limit yourself by beliefs about your background. I would love to know more about you and would be very interested in hearing about your life experience! 

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