Laurel Nesbit is a registered intern in Mental Health Counseling who works with people in crisis. She talks about how her own therapy helped her learn to feel and be aware of herself as a person, and how she uses this awareness with her clients. We also discuss boundaries in counseling relationships. She was kind enough to sit down with me twice to record a podcast episode (the first was a technical failure on my part). I enjoyed our conversation so much that I hope she comes back on the show soon.
Follow the links below for more about what we referenced during our talk.
- Laurel mentions that the enneagram has been a helpful tool in her development. Three of her favorite books on the enneagram are The Spiritual Dimension of the Enneagram, The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues, and From Fixation to Freedom: The Enneagram of Liberation.
- I mention Pema Chodron’s concept of “the soft spot.” Pema has written many things worth reading. You can find her article about staying with the soft spot here.
- Laurel discusses a book she’s been reading The Making of a Therapist, by Louis Cozolino. In Chapter 9, the author uses the term “shuttling” to describe a counselor’s process in session.
- I mention peer support.