Learning begins at the limit of what we know. Our ignorance is a challenge and a great resource, holding the potential for discovery.
It has been said that it takes at least 10 years to develop into a mature psychotherapist. This growth is not a linear process of simply acquiring skills and an increased efficiency in using these skills. It is a journey that often begins in pain and difficulty, whose curriculum is personal growth, and whose learning curve is analogous to the learning curve of life. It is bound up with one’s creativity and insecurities, facing painful aspects of oneself, coming to terms with hopes, vulnerabilities, and disappointments knowing the dark side of one’s personality as well as the light, and accepting the person who you are.