Even Therapists Need Therapy...

There are many schools for psychology in the Boston area, and Brookline has the highest concentration of therapists and counselors in the US per square mile!  All of us are working hard to help clients in Boston & Metro West, but what about us?  

 

Your own self care is instrumental in your ability to help others.  We are told this over and over, but really implementing self care is an art.  Finding a therapist that you connect with, feel safe with, and that you find knowledgeable can be extremely difficult, especially as a wounded healer.  Your own work is essential, and I totally understand the challenges in seeking a provider as a provider.

 

This unique situation is one I have a lot of experience in, on both sides of the couch.  If you're a therapist in training or currently licensed and practicing, I can help you:

  • Manage your own stress.
  • Discover how your own history is currently impacting your work with clients.
  • Define and separate supervision issues from therapeutic issues.
  • Create a self-care plan that is actionable and makes sense.
  • Find healing practices to promote and protect yourself as an empath.

It's can be extra sensitive to find a therapist when you are a therapist yourself-so do yourself a solid and choose a therapist with experience and training to manage the unique needs of our community.  

 

In an article on vice.com, Mariana Plata states that "A recent study published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology explores the clinical implication of the “wounded healer” archetype in therapist’s day-to-day work. In this study, the researchers, Molly Cvetovac and Alexandra Adame, gathered a series of personal narratives from therapists in order to identify several common themes in their emotional suffering. What they found suggests that emotional struggle is not only normal, but necessary for therapists to promote growth in their clients or patients. This “overlap of experiences” can help therapists use their own “emotional wounds” as a tool to help others in their recovery."

 

Your needs are just as important as your client's, and if you don't meet them first, you won't be able to give them your best. Let me help you do that today!