From Nicole Arzt, licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of Psychotherapy Memes- a global community of more than 125,000 followers- comes a dynamic approach to understanding the therapist career.
Sometimes therapy is awkward. And sometimes it's also painful, messy, and downright confusing. Yet, very few books capture what it's truly like to engage in this work. Instead, most books paint a picture-perfect ideal of psychotherapists and their abilities to support their clients.
This guide chronicles the strange nuances of working in mental health in the modern world. Sometimes Therapy Is Awkward provides refreshingly candid insight into what it takes to feel more confident and prepared to help others. This guide offers stories, jokes, and action-based solutions for:
- coping with excruciating insecurities
- improving clinical skills
- navigating the workplace
- setting healthy and effective boundaries
- managing burnout and compassion fatigue
- understanding mental health treatment in the modern world
Using introspection and humor, Arzt offers a practical roadmap for aspiring therapists, new therapists, and any therapist who identifies with feeling afraid or uncomfortable in their work.