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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