Hey all! I just wanted to announce I am adding content to the Resources page. Continue reading “Tidbits: New Content and Some Plans”
Since my last post, I’ve done a lot of thinking about what it means to talk about sex in a community mental health setting. I realized I’ve been approaching it wrong! I’m okay with admitting that.
I went to a graduate school in Athens, Georgia for a degree in Professional Counseling. After I graduated, I took a leap of faith and moved to the opposite side of the country and went straight to finding a job in Seattle, WA. During the interview for my current job as a Clinician/Case Manager, I sold myself as a counselor comfortable talking about sex. I told them my plan to become a sex therapist. Many people, even mental health counselors, aren’t comfortable talking about sex making me an asset. I knew that I could be the queer, trans, kink, poly inclusive, and confirming mental health counselor for the agency. I wanted to tap into a sensitive, vulnerable part of self that needs more attention in therapy. I was so excited to start my work as a clinician, and help people with their mental health, especially in ways it impacts their sexuality.
As I began my work I noticed that most clients didn’t want to talk about sex 😦