Dream Job

I don’t know if it’s karma or it’s just my intensive focus over the last couple of years that led me to this point. It’s probably some of both, with extra magic thrown in for good measure. I’ve talked, and typed, and talked about all the things I want to do in mental health and my biggest focus has been one main issue…

Advocacy.

What could I do with my degree that would allow me to continue writing, continue advocating (possibly on a bigger scale), and continue working toward my licensure. Well, look no further than The Gottman Institute.

For those of you that have been here since the beginning, you know I basically worship at the alter of Dr. John Gottman. The things he has done in research, coupled with the work his wife Dr. Julie Gottman, has done in clinical trainings and workshops for families, couples, and parents are just astounding. They’ve really changed the way we work with our families and make things better.

I feel very proud to be a member of this company now. You all know how much I’ve talked about doing counseling and helping clients, but I’ve wanted a little something extra extra, you know? I need more dimensions in my career, I don’t exactly know what they should look like, but I’m excited to see this evolve. I want to do it all.

For fun and to honor the occasion, over the next week, I’m going to re-publish all of The Sound Relationship House, Dr. Gottman’s theory on working with couples in counseling. The first time I wrote and published this series, I did it over a large span of time and just really weirdly because of my school schedule. I hope that having them up back-to-back will be enlightening and fun to read. Guys love this theory because it’s research-based and appeals to actual methods to have a happier relationship. As a woman and someone in a relationship, I love it because it makes sense and it teaches me what values and practices encompass healthy relationships.

Very happy and optimistic about what the future will bring. Thanks for all the support, everyone!

P.S. If you’re feeling really supportive, “Like” The Gottman Institute on Facebook? We post a lot of stuff about relationships and romance, stuff for parents and families, as well as some other blog posts from staff writers. All things anyone who reads this blog will likely enjoy! :)



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Jen Bingaman, M.A. LMHCA

About Jen Bingaman, M.A. LMHCA

Hi, I’m Jen. I’m a mental health counselor newly residing in Seattle, Washington. I strongly believe in the mind-body connection as the cornerstone of my professional ideology, along with the healing possibilities of puppies, a good glass of red wine, the smell of a new book, and the importance of travel.