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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It is shocking the number of therapists who are not in therapy. The use of YOUR SELF is the greatest tool you possess as a therapist. I am here to help you to know & to reveal the parts that make you whole, the ones you like & don't like, & the ones yet to be discovered. Your work as a therapist will transform & deepen as a result.

— Melissa Bennett-Heinz, Psychotherapist in Ramseur, NC
 

We have spent years helping others, studying, taking continuing education courses so we SHOULD be able to sort through our own struggles right? Nope, there is no such thing as being able to independently handle every issue we face. You walk beside clients through life’s struggles and their darkest emotions- now it is time to let me support you through yours.

— Alyssia Cruz, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in SAN DIEGO, CA

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 Petaluma, CA
 

I have been supervising doctoral and master's level clinicians for the past five years, specifically in their work with a neurodiverse population. For some of these budding clinicians I have had to act as the person "holds space" for them so that they can emerge lighter and ready to be present and attuned with their clients.

— Marivi Acuna, Clinical Psychologist in Fort Worth, TX

Our jobs are hard - we provide support to those going through stressful, difficult times, learn more about our clients than their friends and family, help them with the heavy lifting of healing, and then we go back to our own lives. Without some support, therapists become over-burdened, dull, burnt out and even emotionally and physically unwell. The best therapists are those who practice what we preach - getting help and support in our own lives. After 30 years in the field, I get it.

— Pamela Suraci, Marriage & Family Therapist in CA & UT, CA
 

You place the world before yourself, but after a while your cup runs dry. You are tired or know if you keep this up you will be. Burnout, compassion fatigue & vicarious trauma are real! Here we fill YOUR cup so you can continue to breathe life into your work and/or family. Allow us to hold the space for you to access your inner wisdom. That which you access so easily for others, but struggle to find when you are the one in need. We see you. We appreciate you. We'd be honored to serve you

— Melissa Cramer, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chapel Hill, NC

Therapists need their own therapists more than ever right now. You are showing up every day, witnessing for others, and giving your all; it is crucial to have your own space to share and process your own experiences. It is also an incredible process to ensure your own healing and development. I will always begin with a strength based approach and incorporate a variety of strategies to address stress management, compassion fatigue, trauma, anxiety, and other related experiences.

— Regina Whittington, Therapist in Sunset Hills, MO
 

Those of us on the front lines need someone to talk to too....and our own space to process the unique difficulties surrounding us in this time. The void we scream into is full, so I recommend that we each have our own helping professional to debrief with.

— Hannah Zimmerman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Missoula, MT

We will explore, laugh, create and provide a space of comfortability to share all aspects of life. Through exploration of blind spots, potholes without judgment to gain positive outcomes.

— Collene Taylor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Rockford, IL
 

As therapists, we often come to this work by way of our own pain, sometimes our own trauma. We develop strengths in areas like listening, empathy, staying calm in crisis, and those lead us to this work. When we work from those trauma-forged strengths without healing, we run the risk of burning out. Investing in our own healing and developing deep compassion for ourselves fosters longevity and joy in our work, which manifests in richer experiences with our own patients.

— Liz Fletcher, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma City, OK

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
 

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

As an intern, it is so important to do your own personal growth and healing, especially when you are working for cheap and paying a supervisor. This is why I offer reduced-rate therapy to interns and associates. As a counselor-in-training, it is critical that you work with someone who isn’t a classmate, isn’t in training themselves, and is experienced enough to give you the support you need while you work on your own license. gatestherapy.com/lmft-associates-therapy/

— Kathryn Gates, Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX