Talked Spotlight: Interview with psychotherapist Law May Ortovent

Interview

The Talked Spotlight series is where we interview the professionals who help make Talked the premier Australian digital mental health platform

Name: Law May Ortovent

Age: 51

Years practising: 8

Please describe yourself in 20 words or less.

I am empathic, attentive and ethical in my clinical space. My vision is to help develop sex positivity in our community.

What is a hobby you love to do in your spare time?

I love to sing and dance in my spare time.

Why did you choose this career path?

I chose to be a psychotherapist and sexologist because I love working with people, and more importantly to be able to make a difference in a person's life is an amazing experience. I find it invaluable to be able to talk openly and freely about sex in a safe and non-judgmental space. My goal is to offer this space for individuals or couples to better understand their sexuality and their relationship to their sexuality or their partner. By understanding this, they can make informed decisions and choices. Sex remains a taboo subject among many communities and cultures, I understand how challenging it can be to seek help. It is my vision to help remove the stigma, fear, shame, and guilt associated with sex and encourage people to actualize their sexual wellness.

Tell me about one experience which has kept you doing what you’re doing.

A client of mine told me that she had almost lost hope before she saw me. Through the course of our therapy, she turned her life around and started to believe in herself.

What is one piece of general advice that you would give to a client starting out their mental health journey?

Ask as many questions as you need. Find someone you can trust or feel safe working with your issues. It can be a long journey, but light will come to those who seek.

If you weren’t doing what you were doing, what career would you have pursued?

I would love to be a stand up comedian.

What is one item in your fridge that would surprise us?

A vibrator.

Is there anything about you that you would like clients who are reading to know?

I am a cancer survivor.

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This Talked Spotlight was based on an interview conducted in August 2021.

Talked Spotlight is our series where we interview the professionals who help make Talked the premier digital mental health platform. The views expressed are those of the interviewees, based on their experiences within the profession, and as such are not necessarily representative of Talked's views.

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