Dr. Meggen Sixbey, LMHC, LMFT and I talk about the ways we care for and carry our clients with us as we move through our personal lives. We discuss our role as professors and supervisors and what we believe matters most in counseling relationships.
Meggen and I have known each other since my graduate school days. We’ve worked together for years, and we joke about retiring together, too. Although we see each other regularly, we don’t often have time to connect and reflect, so I am grateful she came on the podcast as I had the opportunity to appreciate her wisdom, humor, and unassuming nature.
Follow these links to learn more about resources we referenced during our talk:
- I mention a book I’ve been reading, The Unsayable: The Hidden Language of Trauma, by Annie Rogers.
- We discuss Irvin Yalom. He has a new book coming out soon that I can’t wait to read, Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir.
- Meggen mentions a blog post I wrote about the lonely aspects of being a therapist.
- I reference a TED talk that recently inspired me, about a woman who transformed an underperforming and persistently violent public school into a place where her students felt loved and safe enough to learn.