What Reid did know right out of the gate is that he did not want a to be a 9-5 desk jockey…or a disc jockey for that matter. He also knew he wanted to be a helper; he felt called to be a helper. In fact, the fascination and complexity of human behavior is so compelling, Reid would go back to when it all started to develop.
To be at the beginning of the quest into psychology, to be Freud’s right hand man, that’s a job switch Reid would make. But in the here and now, Reid’s favorite part of his role as a therapist is being an emotional sanctuary and an encourager. Reid loves helping his clients work through their journey and watching their empowerment flourish. He truly feels happy to be resting in his purpose at this stage in his life. The stage in his life where there are big milestones happening – Reid is newly engaged! Other milestones that are less joyful are finding out that he has to get off the triple-shot-of-espresso train – new found allergies mean no gluten, chocolate (Jesus take the wheel), caffeine or dairy. He is learning a great deal about what it’s like to eat…..fruit? But, Reid, being Reid, takes it all in stride. His personal motto? “Attitude and Effort – the only two things you can control”!
Being established in something you love at an early age allows Reid to relax into his slot of being one of four boys in his family. Family time is important and Reid’s time off is mostly spent with fiancé Hannah and their two fur babies – a morkie named Stu and a husky named Savannah. Reid’s guilty pleasure? Well, in our beautiful home state’s favorite sport of skiing – he likes watching people “eat it” while attempting the slopes. I mean, he’s not alone. I wonder where that falls in the psychology/behavior chart?
No good interview would end without asking for a favorite quote from a movie or TV show, and Reid’s does not disappoint. After all, aren’t we all just dust in the wind?
“You’re my boy Blue. You’re my boy” – Will Ferrell, Old School