Why did I become a psychotherapist?
My friends and clients often ask me, “Why did you become a psychotherapist?” “Isn’t it hard to listen to people’s problems all day long?” Here are some of my answers.
I was privileged to be born to the parents whose love I never questioned. Being the only child and having two highly educated people as parents, I grew up surrounded by books, scientific journals, and the philosophizing of my parents and their learned friends.
Since I was very young, my father – a prominent physicist and philosopher and an author of more than one hundred books – told me stories about the wonders and mysteries of the universe. But most profound were his tales about the inexplicable human mind. These tales mesmerized me, and when I had to choose my profession, the decision emerged naturally – I wanted to be an explorer of the human mind – a psychologist.