Why I Chose to Pursue a Career in Behavioural Therapy and What it Means to Me
This past week, I was struck down by COVID. Unfortunately, it meant that I had to take some time off work, which I didn't expect to miss as much as I did! However, during my recuperation period, I had a chance to reflect on my career path and what led me to become a behavioral therapist.
Growing up, both of my parents were special educators, and their dedication to treating everyone with respect really left an impression on me.
I was inspired to be open-minded and accepting of all people, regardless of their abilities or challenges. This, combined with my desire to help others, led me to pursue a career in behavioral therapy.
As a behavioral therapist, I have found my calling in life, and I feel grateful for the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of those who are often marginalized by society. Over time, my passion for this work has only grown stronger.
People often ask me if my job is challenging, and the answer is a resounding YES! However, I find it to be extremely rewarding as well.
My goal is to help families understand their child's behavior, develop strategies to support their child's emotional growth and overall development, and build healthy family relationships.
By working together to create a safe and supportive environment, we can help these children thrive and reach their full potential.
I am always striving to become a better therapist by learning new techniques and strategies to help these families, and I am continually inspired by the progress they make. There's no greater feeling than seeing the joy on a child's or a parent's face when they achieve something they thought was impossible.
I am grateful for my career path and the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those around me. As I continue to recover from COVID and get back to work, I am reminded of why I chose this career path in the first place.
It is my hope that my work will help to make a positive impact on the lives of those I work with, and that I can continue to inspire others to be open-minded, accepting, and respectful towards all people, regardless of their abilities or challenges.