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The Soul of Therapy

“I Feel Like a Sham”

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Are you a wounded healer? You're not alone.

Q: I’m a licensed counselor who meets with about 30 clients per week. I’m in a tough place in my own life right now. I feel like a sham sometimes. People are coming to me for my guidance and wisdom but at times I feel more broken than they are. How can I be of much help to them when I am struggling so much myself? Kevin: I want to invite you to think of yourself as a wounded healer. This concept, which goes back to the Greek myth of the wounded physician, was written about by the psychoanalyst Carl Jung: “A good half of every treatment that probes at all deeply consists in the doctor’s examining himself. … It is his own hurt that gives a measure of his power to heal.” The late Jesuit Henri Nouwen brought this idea to many readers in The Wounded Healer. Nouwen, who suffered from …

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