FP fans, meet Rebecca Wong, a therapist in New Paltz, NY!
1) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR THERAPY OFFICE?
I’ve had a client suggest my office felt like a “hug.” It’s an intimate warm modern space. I feel incredibly at home in my office, it’s a deeply healing sacred space.
2) WHAT VIBE DO YOU HOPE YOUR OFFICE GIVES YOUR THERAPY CLIENTS?
“Get comfy and let’s dive in, you’re safe to explore your own depths here. I can hold your shadows.”
3) DO YOU HAVE ANY CREATURE COMFORTS IN YOUR OFFICE FOR CLIENTS?
My office is located within my home, with a private entrance and bathroom. I have a water and tea station.
Blankets are available and my family pets (a therapy dog in training and two cats) join sessions from time to time.
We also have private woods to explore and hold eco sessions in.
4) WHO DESIGNED AND DECORATED YOUR THERAPY OFFICE? DID YOU GET HELP FROM PROFESSIONALS, COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS, OR FAMILY?
Just me and my two young daughters who helped me select the Benjamin Moore “bridal pink” paint hue.
Much of the furniture came with me from two previous office spaces and was supplemented with family heirlooms and re-purposed pieces from around my house which I feel makes the space even more intimate.
5) ANY ADVICE FOR THERAPISTS WHO ARE JUST STARTING OUT AND DESIGNING THEIR OFFICE FOR THE FIRST TIME, OR SEASONED THERAPISTS LOOKING TO REDESIGN THEIR OFFICES?
Much like therapy, getting here was an evolution. This is my 5th or so private practice space and each one has taken on a more mature aspect of my work as I’ve discovered what’s important to how I practice.
What I love about this design most (other than being at home) is the seating flexibility and the private outdoor space.
Couples often sit across from one another and make eye contact (rather than sitting shoulder to shoulder). Individuals walk in and choose where to sit much like in a friend’s living room.
I’m holding a 3 day retreat here in March: connectfulness.com/events-list/waking-wisdom-within/ and will open into a bit more of my home to hold our space.
This has been a deep process of growing into my work. Of trusting my process.
© Fresh Practice
Rebecca Wong is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R) with a practice in New Paltz, NY…
She specializes in working with adults and couples who are struggling in relationships and as a consultant to therapists who want to explore peeling back the veil and bringing your self into your practice more Connectfully.
She can be found on most social media platforms as @connectfulness
She also runs a handful of virtual groups for therapists: