Episode #136 – Imposter Syndrome and Misconceptions of Therapists with Brianna Calderon

July 27, 2023

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In this episode, I’m joined by Brianna Calderon, a licensed mental health counselor, to talk about imposter syndrome, misconceptions about therapy, and hustle culture.

We discuss..

– the definition of imposter syndrome and how it presents for therapists

– the journey from grad school, to becoming a therapist, and steps taken to obtain a license

– misconceptions of therapy and realistic expectations for therapy

– apprehensions therapists have to setting career and work boundaries and how that can affect our mental health

Brianna Calderon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in New York and provides services in the states of New York, New Jersey, and New Hampshire. As a native New Yorker, Brianna completed her undergraduate and graduate studies within the SUNY system and has been providing therapy services for the last decade. She is trained in the evidence based practices used to treat OCD, anxiety, BFRBs (tics, skin picking, hair pulling), Hoarding, and PTSD. Brianna is experienced in delivering therapeutic services across diverse populations and places an emphasis on cultural competency to better guide clients towards living a healthier life. Brianna has appeared on several podcasts discussing her specialties such as OCD and the stigmas and misconceptions around the diagnosis. Brianna currently works at Thriving Center of Psychology, a group practice in New York and is working on growing her social media following to share educational information about her specialty areas and to help decrease the stigma and misinformation out there about therapy and mental health. In her spare time Brianna loves to decompress and practice self care by reading, wandering around NYC, cuddling and playing with her dog, and catching up on reality TV. 

To follow Brianna’s work on Instagram, check her out at: https://www.instagram.com/718counseling

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Remember: this podcast is for informational purposes only and may not be the best fit for you and your personal situation. It shall not be construed as mental health or medical advice. The information and education provided here is not intended or implied to supplement or replace professional advice of your own professional mental health or medical treatment, advice, and/or diagnosis. Always check with your own physician or medical or mental health professional before trying or implementing any information read here.

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