THERAPY FOR THERAPISTS
Only the wounded healer can truly heal.
― Irvin D. Yalom
I have heard from a surprising number of clients, who are themselves clinicians, how difficult it is finding a therapist who is willing to work with another therapist. I say surprising because, for me, some of my most rewarding work is with Psychologists, MFTs, MSWs and Psychiatrists. While we often talk a great game about the importance of self care you may find that it is hard to prioritize your own needs. Like so many healers, you may have been drawn into this work as a result of your own personal history, traumas or from a desire to go deep and grow. Perhaps you struggle with imposter syndrome. Perhaps you suffer from empathy overload or compassion fatigue. Perhaps you have concerns about confidentiality and privacy within the close knit therapeutic community. Or maybe after holding space day-after-day with other people's pain you are looking for someone to sit with you in yours. I get it and I encourage you to put yourself on your list of those who need your care and compassion. Reach out and see if I can support you in your goals.
Let's face it. Therapists have real life relationships too. And sometimes, even with all of our training, we face challenges implementing the communication skills and other methods to increase intimacy, trust, vulnerability and closeness within our own loving partnerships. Some clients tell me that they feel they "give it all at the office" and have little energy in the tank to be as empathetic or as compassionate as they or their partners feel they "should" be. Asking for support in our relationships is hard, for clinicians as well as those outside the healing fields. Let's set up a call to see if working together will bring new joy and passion into your lives.