FP fans, meet David Kearby, a therapist in Indianapolis, IN!
1) HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE STYLE OF YOUR THERAPY OFFICE?
My style is eclectic with preference for earth tones and elements from traditional to contemporary design. I have a wide array interests and I hope my office speaks to my personality.
Books are at the center of everything as I feel they express my love for knowledge.
2) WHAT VIBE DO YOU HOPE YOUR OFFICE GIVES YOUR THERAPY CLIENTS?
I hope my clients feel relaxed and inspired to share how their inner most selves. I know, for me, the personality of a room has a great affect on how I feel.
I have worked hard to create a space that conveys warmth and relaxation and, hopefully, allows my clients to feel at home.
3) DO YOU HAVE ANY CREATURE COMFORTS IN YOUR OFFICE FOR CLIENTS?
I have a Keurig which serves coffee and other hot drinks. I also have a water cooler where clients can get a cup of water.
I keep a throw on the sofa so clients can cuddle up and get warm if they desire.
4) WHO DESIGNED AND DECORATED YOUR THERAPY OFFICE? DID YOU GET HELP FROM PROFESSIONALS, COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS, OR FAMILY?
It is all me. I have picked up ideas over the years and the furniture and décor are pieces I have purchased.
I try to find pieces that fit a certain theme, however, I cannot tell you what that theme is. If it looks good, I go with it.
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?
Don’t feel you have to spend a lot of money to make your office look great. You would be surprised what you can find at discount retailers, online, and at second-hand shops.
Decide what you want your office to look like. Pick out a color scheme and start shopping around.
As you grow, you can add new pieces or change out older pieces for new ones. Have fun with it!
David Kearby is a board certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a practice in downtown Indianapolis, IN…
He specializes in adult psychotherapy.
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