"When I am in that dark abyss, I want someone comforting, yet skilled. I want someone to listen and to “get” me, but I don’t want them to disempower me in the process. I don’t want someone who thinks they are better than me because they “have a degree”. I want someone that I can collaborate with to get new ways of looking at things, or that I can trust when they are guiding me to look at deeper issues within myself. I don’t want to be diagnosed; I want someone to see that hidden spark that I am and to help me reignite that flame. And it would be helpful if they had a sense of humor, a creative way of working with me and fur."
As a trained family therapist, I often see the world through a family systems ideology. This means that I am often looking at attachments to families of origin, how family histories may be affecting today's struggles, and how we can recreate an authentic relationship with ourselves and within our family systems.
This is not 3rd person.