October 2013

Momma, How Did I Get Here?

Let’s start out by saying that I never thought that psychology was a better fit than any discipline I might pursue. It was about 10 years between my uncle’s lecture and my deciding to work on a master’s in counseling. The gang bang interview that I describe in my bio actually brought up issues that were on point. The segue between being a professional cook and being a professional psychologist made no sense at all, not even to me. I avoided psychology in my undergrad at Cal Berkeley due to a prejudice that I couldn’t explain even to this day.

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Got Brains?—Part 2

Read my biographical statement and you will understand the effort I went to to become the professional I now am. To very briefly summarize, with little actual experience, a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling, and a quick wit, I was accepted into a program in the Midwest, which was looking for diversity. Given its location, isolated from the major metropolitan hubbub, I had to be considered diversity itself.  I could speak with a number of accents anyway, including Brooklynese.

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Got Brains?—Part 1

From when I was a child, I spent most of my life feeling afraid, confused, and overwhelmed by what I found in the world and what I was supposed to do with it. And the world was very accommodating by so often demonstrating itself to be a hostile, overwhelming place. I really thought my situation was permanent, that it was fated, and that there was nothing to be done about it.

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Got Nuts?

For anyone with a psyche who has a wish to survive with a modicum of sanity or at least an orientation toward that precious, elusive place where sanity may be found, I offer the following to help explain the enormity of the problem with particular attention to the terrain of both the internal and external environment to help you on your journey.

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