In this episode, I continue my interviews with members of my membership community, Trauma Therapist | 2.0, and speak with Jessica Culp.
Jessica is a graduate student at Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois. As part of the University’s Seminary program, she hopes to achieve her Masters in Arts Counseling Degree in 2018.
This will be Jessica’s second career, after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2003 and working in the marketing and resource development field for three local nonprofit organizations that included a foodbank, a children’s home and a crisis nursery.
Jessica has been listening to the Trauma Therapist Podcast since she began her studies in counseling in September of 2015, and joined Trauma Therapist 2.0 in December 2016.
To love someone is not first of all to do things for them, but to reveal to them their beauty and value, to say to them through our attitude: ‘You are beautiful. You are important. I trust you. You can trust yourself.”
What Led to the Specialization of Trauma?
Jessica shares the story of how several early experiences, including career shifts, influenced her to follow her calling and to begin working with individuals who’ve been impacted by trauma, or as she says it, To be able to go under the table with someone.
Jessica also shares what she’s gained from being a member of Trauma Therapist | 2.0 and offers some words of wisdom and advice for other therapists and counselors just starting out on their trauma journey.