“Say More About That” Show Notes: Episode #42 – Getting a divorce while being a therapist

Jeff Guenther, MS, LPC on Dec 15, 2019 in Say More About That

Today's episode is a candid and vulnerable one for me. Recently my wife and I decided to end our marriage. The couple months leading up to that decision were filled with emotional ups and downs. I wanted to bring on a close friend, Heidi Savell, who's been through similar stuff, and talk about what it's like to be a counselor while feeling emotionally upset and mentally preoccupied. We talk about how I've handled it so far, what I could have done better, how hard it can be to be present for your clients when you're not feeling grounded and much more.

Learn more about Heidi at her website.

Questions and topics I discuss with Heidi in the episode:

  • What it's like feeling upset while being a therapist
  • Why I want to tell all my clients about getting a divorce
  • Is it okay for therapists to cancel clients due to feeling upset
  • How divorce and break ups are changing my perspective on couples counseling.

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      Jeff Guenther is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR.

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