Episode #123. What are you doing to support yourself emotionally during this challenging time? Amber Hawley, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for entrepreneurial and high-achieving couples, is here for a pick-me-up.
Check in to this episode and learn how to give your clients/family/friends emotional support AND continue to take care of yourself. Plus, you’ll hear how niching in Amber’s therapy business gives her more energy and sets her apart from the crowd. Ready? Let’s dive in!
In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- How niching down your business can banish burnout
- Why having a specific target audience makes you stand out
- What to do when your clients or peers need your emotional support
- The 10-minute timeout that will refresh your energy
- How trauma can trigger anxiety in unexpected places
- Small things you can do to care of yourself in a trying time
“When someone is feeling overwhelmed by a problem, validate it. You don’t have to agree and you’re not responsible for fixing it. It’s showing up and saying, ‘I see your pain.’”
“We’re at odds with ourselves. Your mind is interpreting COVID-19 as trauma and you’re like, ‘Everything’s fine. I’m fine.’ It’s exhausting.”
“I’ve personally had days where I was like, ‘Okay, today I’m not expecting much of myself.’ Give yourself that if you need it.”
More About Amber:
Amber is a licensed therapist and relationship expert with more than a decade of experience. Her down-to-earth personality and sense of humor make discussing difficult relationship issues less intimidating and more approachable.
She knows how to help couples deal with the complex struggles, and she understands that the day-to-day tasks can be one of the biggest pain points.
She spent much of her career working with high achieving entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, where she is the owner and clinical director of a brick-and-mortar therapy practice Fremont Counseling Services.
Amber understands the demands of entrepreneurship, as she has owned her own business for 9 years.
“Connecting with people on a personal level is important to me, and I feel honored by my clients’ willingness to share their lives and put their trust in me,” Amber said.
Amber aims to empower clients so they can live their best life. And she does this by offering a caring, non-judgmental space for clients to explore what is distressing them.”