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VIDEO: Crossing to Safety

A Master Clinician Shares Her Most Therapeutic Moment

Courtney Armstrong

Of all the meaningful sessions that take place in a therapist's career, what makes certain ones stand out? Sometimes, it's taking creative leaps in the dark and stumbling toward insight.

Here, therapist Courtney Armstrong shares hers, about a client who had a phobia of bridges, and how she helped him overcome it.

Courtney Armstrong, LPC, trains professionals in creative therapy techniques and is the author of The Therapeutic “Aha!”: 10 Strategies for Getting Your Clients Unstuck and Transforming Traumatic Grief.

"Clients can benefit from seeing our raggedy humanness," Armstrong says. "They watch our willingness to take risks—or even make fools of ourselves—in the hope of moving forward, of supporting growth... Often our own leaps of faith can empower them to muster the courage to try something different and keep going in the face of the unknown."


Did you enjoy this video? Check out our other pieces from the 2016 storytelling event in What's Your Most Memorable Therapeutic Moment? from our issue "Unexpected Gifts."

Plus, don't miss Armstrong's workshop at our upcoming 2020 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium! Register now to save big on your choice of hundreds of workshops, keynote events, and more!

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Topic: Anxiety/Depression | Challenging Clients & Treatment Populations | Professional Development

Tags: Anxiety | anxiety and depression | anxiety attack | anxiety attacks | anxiety disorder | anxiety in children | anxiety treatment | Challenging Cases & Treatment Populations | challenging clients | Courtney Armstrong | Courtney Armstrong LPC | Networker Symposium | Symposium | transformation

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