This baby came in the mail the other day. And with all my ceu hours added up – I am licensed for another 3 years.
I have people asking me all the time – so, what do you really do now since you are “not a therapist”? Clients who I serve are even a bit confused when they first contact me to see if we will be a good fit.
You are my peeps, so I am going to share this here. Let me know if it clears some stuff up:
- Yes – I am still a licensed clinical therapist/ social worker. And I will continue to be.
- Yes – I have taken my suitcase of amazing tools and experiences of doing traditional therapy with me. And I will continue to use them.
- Yes – I still see clients who want to dig deep, grow, and transform their lives. They come to me now for similar reasons.
So, what has changed?
Me. I have been on a deep journey of self-discover, self-knowing. I started out because I felt like my clients needed something more from me. That could be true, but the deeper lesson was that I needed more from and OF me. I needed to access myself. Essential and physical SO MUCH MORE.
Yes – I have a lot of experiences and tools I collected over the last few years I would never have if I didn’t choose to continue on the journey in a NEW way.
And, perhaps the biggest yes of all, is the ripple effect of all the time and investment I have poured into MYSELF will bless my current and future clients as it has me.
In this time, I am also able to allow my clients to KNOW me on a level I was never able to share in traditional therapy. I honor the code and I honor that for me, I this is a better fit.
I just reread this and am kinda wondering – Mercedes, why share all this with them now? Well. You are my peeps. If you are on this list, you know me somehow. And I have heard just enough times “what are you doing now?”….. I needed to share.
I coach, guide, and mentor beautiful, ambitious women who want to go from the shoulds and people pleasing to living a meaningful and contented life at home and in the career they love. Without going to years of traditional therapy. My coach is gonna have a hay day in trying to get me to shorten that.
Deepening my private practice into a Coaching business allowed me to shine my light even brighter. In this season, this has been one of the main reasons I have not lost my mind yet :).
What is giving you purpose and direction right now? I would love to hear from you!
Ps – This week I have been having so much fun on our road trip. Have had a number of a-ha moments myself. I, of course, don’t want it to end. I will be showing up weekly in Courageous Authenticity, and will be spending lots of time in Courageous Momentum – doors are closing soon. I created a space that is affordable, packed with value, and creates connection. It is not a time suck either…. Self-paced on the teachings, and show up when you can.
If you can think of any excuse not to join, I would be happy to hear them…. And chat a bit about it 🙂
This is long…but here is a sneak peak for May:
- Vision Board Process and Creation
- Open the Map
- And – founding members get to help co-create the content and guest speakers for the rest of 2020.