One of the most important and useful self-care tools a therapist can do is get their own therapy. Therapists care for people at difficult times and sometimes it can be hard to not absorb that pain. Sometimes what our client discuss can bring up our own painful memories and experiences. In order to take care of your clients the best way you can, means taking care of yourself.
Seeking therapy as a therapist has its own unique challenges like finding a therapist who doesn’t have professional overlap with you. It can be beneficial to consider seeing a therapist who is licensed in your state but doesn’t live there or a therapist who in a very different area of the state you live in. Another challenge that often comes up is finding a therapist who doesn’t treat you like a therapist but just allows you to be a person separate from your job. Your personal therapy shouldn’t be consultation or supervision because your therapy is about you – not your job responsibilities.
We can help! Our therapist Vickie has experience providing therapy to therapists and remaining focused on their individual personal needs. Allow us to help you so you can keep on helping others.