Few weeks ago, I wrote about my fear of not being a capable therapist as someone who struggles with my own mental health. I’ll be starting graduate school this fall to become a licensed therapist, and I’ve been dwelling on this thought a whole lot.
I came to conclusion that it would not make me an incompetent clinician, but it comes down to knowing my limit and boundaries. Which includes making sure I am well and myself is treated before I try to work with clients.
Well, something new came up in my mind.
How would YOU feel if you find out your therapist has a blog where they disclose about their mental health? They are seeing a therapist (even as a therapist) just like you, seeing a psychiatrist and so forth – and all of this – you find out by reading their blog.
I will be THIS therapist in few years if I decide to keep on posting and using my real name in the blogging community.
I just don’t know if that is just… “too much” or even would be considered unethical?
Of course, I would never be telling my clients to go check out my personal blog page, but I’m talking about in cases where they may stumble upon it.
How would you feel/ what do you think about a therapist having their own mental health blog – where they disclose their mental health conditions?