Therapists Who Treat Other Therapists

Therapists need therapy too! While therapists are trained to provide counseling services to their clients they unfortunately can't provide the same service to themselves. Therapists experience burn out, compassion fatigue, counter transference and more while working with clients. A good therapist that want's to stay in tip top shape will receive their own counseling from a practitioner that is trained to treat their fellow colleague. Reach out to one of the qualified specialist below.

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I enjoy seeing therapists as clients because they are motivated and insightful.

— SALLY RUMSEY, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hartland, VT

Have you found yourself saying "I don't know if I want to do therapy anymore?" Do you have clients that you dread seeing once a week? Perhaps you have found yourself being less empathic and getting annoyed? Burnout is real and these last two years we have all had our fair share of it. We have all been stretched thin and going through the same crises we are helping our clients with. Come on into my office and let me help you remember why you chose this field!

— Derrick Hoard, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , WA
 

I have a passion and desire to assist others. Therapist experience burnout from being care givers to their clients, patients & to their own family members. Also, the expectations put on them or they put on themselves. They often wonder where do I fit in & who takes care of me? How do I continue to keep giving, when my reserves are being depleted or empty. I assist therapist/providers with finding that balance amongst their family, career, relationships and most importantly for themselves.

— Cheryl Carr, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hamburg, NY

I firmly believe that the best therapists do their own work. Doing our own work allows us to examine our countertransference, & embody the ideas we convey to our clients. If we embody & model these ideas, rather than just provide book knowledge, clients will have a much deeper experience. Shame about colleagues knowing we are struggling personally is a huge barrier to clinicians finding their own therapist. I'm passionate about breaking through this barrier.

— Kirstin Carl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
 

Therapists are a particular brand of pain in the ass, especially when in therapy. I know this because I am a terrible patient/client. We need someone who can see us being cerebral and bring us back into our heart and body. I will lovingly challenge you while helping you feel seen, heard and understood. I'll also help your partner feel comfortable and not terrified to be outnumbered as we geek out over therapy jargon.

— Angie Dion, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I firmly believe that the best therapists do their own work. Doing our own work allows us to examine our countertransference, & embody the ideas we convey to our clients. If we embody & model these ideas, rather than just provide book knowledge, clients will have a much deeper experience. Shame about colleagues knowing we are struggling personally is a huge barrier to clinicians finding their own therapist. I'm passionate about deconstructing this stigma.

— Kirstin Carl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA
 

I firmly believe that the best therapists do their own work. Doing our own work allows us to examine our countertransference, & embody the ideas we convey to clients. If we embody & model these ideas, rather than just provide book knowledge, clients will have a much deeper experience. You feeling seen & heard is crucial. Shame about colleagues knowing we are struggling personally is a huge barrier to clinicians finding their own therapist. I'm passionate about breaking through this barrier.

— Kirstin Carl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encino, CA

My professional practice skills are well complimented by the extensive personal work I have done in therapy myself. I know what it is like being a therapist in therapy. It is vulnerable and intimidating no matter the reason for seeking therapy. I get it. What I have to offer is a wealth of diverse experience both professionally and personally that allows me to meet other therapists where they are at in their career and in their life in a trusted space that gives voice to truth.

— Heidi Bailey, Clinical Social Worker in Ocean Isle Beach, NC
 

I have extensive experience with clinical supervision and emotional support of social workers and psychiatrists. I've worked in mental health agencies and hospitals with a diversity of high-risk patients and I aim to support anyone who is experiencing burn-out or compassion fatigue.

— Liz Silverman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

Therapists need their own therapists more than ever. You are showing up and staying present while witnessing for others every day and it is crucial that you have your own sacred space. Whether it's to work through specific presenting issue or to process a myriad of experiences, you deserve the same quality service you provide to decompress, process, nurture your sense of self, and heal.

— Regina Whittington, Therapist in Clayton, MO
 

Are you experiencing countertransference, feeling overwhelmed with your workload, or experiencing vicarious trauma? Maybe a colleague has seen you struggling and suggested you seek personal therapy. Maybe you are new to the field and wondering what the heck you got yourself into. (Been there!) You might be judging yourself for not being able to “figure it out.” Come! Be radically human, and let someone who intimately gets it attune to your needs.

— Serena Forward-Rodriguez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

Good therapists go to therapy, and I wish we normalized this more. I love working with therapists who are newer to the field, as well as more seasoned folks. I am also experienced working with clinicians experiencing burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma.

— Heather Beller, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Chicago, IL
 

I have worked with many therapists who needed treatment themselves. Therapists are human, too and just because we know what resources, tools, and practices can be helpful does not mean they are easily integrated into our lives. I thoroughly enjoy working with other therapists and helping them to deepen their relationship with all of the parts of themselves that need love and care.

— Thaeda Franz, Licensed Professional Counselor

Brene Brown said and I believe that "Every good social worker needs a social worker". As a board-approved clinical social work supervisor, I have mentored, educated, and counseled dozens of social workers, counselors, and therapists. It has been the honor of my life being a Grand Therapist.

— Renita Davis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Gulf Breeze, FL
 

What if you got to be the client for once? As a therapist, you're pretty familiar with what happens during therapy sessions from the therapist's perspective. But what's it like being on the other side — to be the one given the space to talk about your challenges, focus on what you want to change, and explore what's making your life harder than it needs to be? Therapists don't always realize that they can be the client, too.

— Christine Tomasello, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

You actually know what you need to do - you’re a trained therapist after all. You guide people through this every day and ask them to trust the process and trust themselves. I've seen so many therapists fail to practice what they preach. Many of us are overworked and underpaid, feeling more than burnout and imposter syndrome, but moral injury. What if you could create a truly nourishing practice that promotes your own well being *while* being client centered? I can help!

— Rachel Gabrielle, Counselor in Seattle, WA
 

As a therapist, you have to take creative steps to avoid compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization, secondary traumatic stress, and burnout. Online art therapy can maximize your creative potential for building resilience in places where words can’t go. Please visit www.meganvanmeter.com to learn how I help therapists just like you shine brightly using their very own eyes and hands and the full-body wisdom they’re connected to. Isn’t it time for you to create a better outcome for yourself?

— Megan VanMeter, Art Therapist