Get to know @daniellesyslo
Q: What made you want to work with creative people in psychotherapy?
A: I was an actress before I became a therapist, so the creative world is one I am intimately familiar with. I've always had an active interest in the arts, especially in regards to self expression and story telling. When I made the decision to stop acting and go into a healing profession, working therapeutically with creatives felt like a natural fit. I've always been fascinated with people's stories; where one began, how one became who they are today, what makes them tick, what are their hopes, dreams, and fears...and how each of our individual stories connects us all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Q: Where did you grow up? What did you like about where you grew up? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A: I grew up all around the state of Maryland. I really liked that we had a little bit of everything: the ocean, bays, mountains, rivers, farm land. Though I much prefer to live in a warmer climate rather than a cooler one, I do miss having four, distinct seasons. There was something really comforting about the synchronicity of my environment and my psyche while experiencing natural phases of introspection, reflection and rest. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Q: What is the best piece of advice you've ever received, who gave it to you?
A: My very first supervisor once said, "we don't know what we don't know". It's a simple phrase, but a profound one that I apply to multiple areas of my life. It reminds me to stay curious, to assume less and ask more, to continually try new things, and perhaps most importantly, keep my ego in check. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Q: What is your favorite movie of all time - why?
A: This is a tough one. But if I had to choose, I would probably say that my favorite movie is A League of their Own. I was around ten years old when it came out and still remember the strong sense of sisterhood that left an impression on me. I never had sisters growing up and always wanted one. Looking back, I think it tapped into a part of me that craved more feminine support and opened my eyes to the strength of female bonds. Plus, I still believe the character of Jimmy Dugan was some of @tomhanks
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