Posted by Pfinstegg on April 25, 2005, at 22:20:29
In reply to Re: If I were a therapist.... » fallsfall, posted by pinkeye on April 25, 2005, at 20:42:46
I would have loved to have been a therapist myself, but don't think I would ever be strong enough to do good work with patients, and take good care of myself, also.
To put forward a different perspective, I know, from comments by him here and there, and just the *feel* of being in therapy with him, that my therapist feels it is a privilege to be a psychoanalyst- that it provides a full life of growth and expansion all the way, involving patient care, teaching, writing and having wonderful colleagues. Not that there aren't very painful, discouraging times for him- overcoming those is probably what the growth is about. But i just get the feeling that he loves doing it!