Psychology was originally defined as "the study of the breath, spirit or soul" but contemporary psychology has altered this as it's dominated by Behavioral traditions, the biological, pharmaceutical companies, managed care and it's greatly focused upon utilizing scientific processes. However, the field has a rich history in philosophy and spirituality. So while I find the contemporary version of psychology very interesting and extremely helpful, I'm most fond of including the philosophical, the theoretical, the spiritual and the therapeutic process. Science has limitations (many don't speak to this) and there are times when the scientific method can only shrug its shoulders and say, "I can't comment or investigate this matter." For example, science can't explain the nature of consciousness and it probably never will. Consequently, exploring and sitting in unknowns such as this is what I enjoy the most (via therapy, personal reflections and meditations, etc.). I'm fascinated by it all, by the fact that I cannot absolutely know but this doesn't stop me from gently investigating myself, others and the world. To engage in this ongoing process of learning completely captures my attention.
Also, psychology encourages one to learn of and connect with one's essence and personally, I've found this be one of the most beautiful experiences I've ever had. Not only to explore and get to know my own, but to also do so with others while connecting with and supporting them. So I'm not simply "interested" in the field known as psychology, it's more of an avenue where I can care for and learn how to best support others when their struggling...while also paying the bills (hopefully!). Another aspect of therapy that's amazing is being able to demonstrate to others that it's possible for humans to truly see each other, to take the risk of being genuine and to really be present with one another. We all secretly crave this but unfortunately, not many of us experience it. As a therapist, it is an absolute privilege and honor to "be" with someone in this way.
So while I'm absolutely fascinated by the study of our human existence (as individuals and as systems of people), I'm more interested in caring for, connecting with and supporting my fellow brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters. We're in this life together and I believe that it's my purpose to be there for them, for you, as much as I can...for as long as I can.