You’re a helper, an empathizer, and the one everyone comes to with their problems.
You have excellent guidance for your clients, but when it comes to your own life and self-care…it’s different.
It’s hard to leave work at work. Your client’s high-stress lives are invading into yours. Even your friends and family are pulling on you too much for support. You’re burned out. Sometimes you’re way more triggered after a session than you’d like to admit. It’s easy to get resentful at times, carrying the weight of others’ burdens and not having a truly effective outlet for your own. And the worst part? Because of therapist confidentiality, you can’t even talk to anyone in your life about what you’re going through.