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Have I ever told you guys about the time I fired my therapist? Well, to cut to the chase — she was god-awful. I left every session with her feeling worse about myself than when I’d walked in. Personal development is hard work, but it probably shouldn’t make you cry for hours after the session is over.
Honestly, that experience was part of what cemented my desire to become a coach. I knew I wanted to help people move forward with their lives, rather than continually delve into the past (which is what I perceived therapists as doing, for the most part).
But that experience didn’t turn me off of therapy entirely. In any profession (coaching absolutely included) you’re bound to find incredibly talented people and god-awful people.
Kristen and I have been dying to talk to a therapist of the “incredibly talented” variety for a long time — we’ve been compiling questions for years! And thankfully, one of my clients recently introduced me to her therapist, Sarah Rossmiller, who came on the podcast to talk to us about:
- Why some people (like me) have a terrible time in therapy, and why others thrive. And what makes the difference between “good” and “bad” therapy.
- The differences between therapy and coaching, and when it might be right to pursue one over the other.
- Why SO many people are struggling with mental health issues, and how to tell if that’s normal (or if you might have a more serious problem).
- How we can accept the emotional ups and downs of life without spiraling out of control.
- Why so many women (1 in 4 in the U.S.!) are on psychiatric drugs, and Sarah’s perspective about when we might need to be medicated and when we probably don’t.
- Why people who are willing to rebel against norms tend to be the happiest and most fulfilled.
After you’ve listened, leave a comment below to let us know how our frank conversation with Sarah resonated with you!
MORE ABOUT SARAH ROSSMILLER, LPC
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Trained Yoga Instructor offering individual and group therapy in “the heart of Houston,” also known as the charmingly eclectic neighborhood of Montrose. She is devoted to helping others create and manage their own personal journey of becoming and shed any residual trauma blocks holding them back. Her rebellious spirit is central to her work as she encourages rebellion from false core-beliefs, harmful cultural conditioning, and shame-based untruths that prevent us from becoming who we are meant to be.
You can find her online at Rebellious Wellness Therapy.
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