psychotherapist burnout

Are You Thriving or Just Surviving as a Therapist?

In their highly practical book How to Survive and Thrive as a Therapist, Pope and Vasquez provide us numerous actionable ideas and steps for how to establish ourselves successfully in private practice. When we follow this “blueprint,’ we can put ourselves more in the driver’s seat, more in the thriving mode. We have structure and guidance. We no longer have to “just get by” and feel like we’re merely grasping and hoping. But I wanted to introduce a slightly different way of thinking about the concept of thriving and pondering the question: are you thriving or just surviving as a therapist? [read more]

Gratitude Counteracts Therapist Burnout & Fatigue

You bring everything you have to your client sessions.  But the fact of the matter is that some clients simply will not make the progress you so desire or even get worse. This post is all about how the practice of gratitude counteracts therapist burnout and fatigue. The morale-dampening effects of experiencing clients’ deep suffering and lack of progress are realities we must all face. We can explore how gratitude may be a salve to this humanistic injury. [read more]

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