This week, Sam chats with Chrissy Chua-Ly van Manh about the importance of a therapist’s role in helping clients with trauma overcome the fears and triggers that they have accumulated through their experiences. They discuss the hurdles that therapists face when seeing trauma clients, as well as the particular challenges that a survivor of trauma must overcome in an often non-linear process of recovery. They talk about the importance of trust and rapport between the therapist and client in ensuring positive outcomes, and how to avoid burnout and make sure to fully show up for a client in these crucial sessions.
Chrissie Chua-Ly van Manh, LMHC (she/her), is a 1.5 generation immigrant from Hong Kong and a New Yorker since 2008. She is a licensed mental health counselor and have been practicing for the past 6 years with experience in community based organizations and group private practice with experience working with clients from childhood to late adulthood. Connect with Chrissie online or on Instagram @thelittlethingsny