Wounded healer—it’s a term used frequently in our field, and one that resonates deeply with so many therapists. Time and time again, we hear of those drawn to the therapy field because of a desire to help others, which comes as an outgrowth of dealing with our personal pain. Today’s show is about the “wounded healer” in private practice and how we create a successful practice while owning our pain.
What We’ll Learn
- The personal elements of the niches we choose as mental health practitioners
- How 73% of all therapists have experienced one or more wounding traumas
- “The wounded healer”–how the term was coined by Carl Jung, and comes from Greek mythology, teaching that solace comes from healing others and turning wounds into wisdom
- How chronic illness and a cancer diagnosis brought Tacha into the therapy field
- Why we don’t have to have it “all figured out” in order to serve others
- How you can be broken, wounded, and whole—all at the same time
- Why some of the best healers find ways to serve others despite what they’ve been through
- How the wounded healer aligns with post-traumatic growth
- Tacha’s story of becoming a therapist and hearing her cancer diagnosis
- Three common ways the wounded healer shows up in the world of private practice:
- Feelings of low self-worth
- Not holding our boundaries
- Why you’re not meant to serve everyone
- How Tacha corrected her money mindset, with help from Denise Duffield Thomas, The Lucky B****
- Tips in setting fees objectively and valuing your work and worth
- How Tacha learned to state her fees without apology and let clients take it from there–and saw her business grow
- How to own your time
- The benefit of changing your mindset
- Tacha’s meaningful work with the Kids Konnected organization, helping kids who have lost a parent to cancer or have a parent battling cancer
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