Self-Care: Doing the Work

Self-Care: Doing the Work

If I had a dime for every time I heard one of my professors or supervisors I had while in grad school speak to me about the importance of self-care, I probably wouldn’t have as much school debt (lol). But in all honesty, they drilled it into us. Self-care, self-care, self-care. Almost to the point that I needed some care from being told about self-care. Now, as a practicing Clinician I understand from a different perspective the importance of it. The work we do (therapist, social workers, human service personnel) is draining work. And if you know me, you know I always say: “you don’t get into this field to make money, you get in this field because you love people”, and it’s the truth. We do this work because we see the importance of it, we know it’s necessary, and we realize that we have something (no matter how small) to give back.

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Get a Therapist...It Helps

Get a Therapist...It Helps

Let’s clear up one misconception, seeking therapy does not mean you’re crazy or that something is “wrong”. I can’t tell you how many times people ask me “What’s wrong?” when I tell them that I have a therapist; or when they fear that I’m trying to “get inside their head” when I tell them that I am a therapist. Nothing has to be “wrong” for you to utilize the resources of counseling, and believe it or not, not all of us Therapists want to “get inside your head”, we have enough on our minds.  

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Getting Over Feeling Overwhelmed

Getting Over Feeling Overwhelmed

Being a therapist is rewarding, but I’d be lying if I said there aren’t days when I feel like I have no clue what I’m doing. Or even worse, days that I feel helpless while treating a client. It’s no joke that this is real work, I always remind myself that these are people’s lives here and I must not take it lightly.

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