The Perils of Being a Psychotherapist

I couldn’t copy this post to re-post without a great deal of trouble.  A summary:  As a new therapist, the author shares the pain & burden of absorbing on the woes of her clients, and carrying too many complex cases too early in their career.

My brief comment follows:  “You write clearly and well.  The issues come with the territory for most new healers.  Given five years of experience and good supervision we can find quicker and better balance around boundary issues — and each five years thereafter.  Being in a good monthly Training Group with peers and an experienced leader would help a lot too.  A long process, and well worth it, as self-care is the sine qua non in our vocation.”  Bob Dick, PhD

Please share your experience/response to this Post. I'd sure like to know, and it could be useful to someone else. You can click the Post's title to view the entire post, and Comment below, if you like. The "Name Field" will accept any name, so you can be Anonymous [Anon] if you prefer. You must enter your Email to post a comment, but your Email address will not appear publicly. Thanks, Dr Bob
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