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 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

Being a therapist is hard at times. We are human and struggle at times. Being a therapist can trigger our own issues; and those need to be addressed to be the most effective therapist you can be. And to be the healthiest version of you. For you, your family, friends, and clients. I have had the privilege to work with other therapist's and help guide them through difficult times. I have been the therapist client and know what it is like. Now is the time to give yourself the care you deserve.

— Eric Strom, Clinical Social Worker in Minnetonka, MN
 

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

I provide respectful place to allow a therapist to walk through their every day life without shame or the burden to be a caretaker. Allow for discussion around delimas both through their professional or personal life. Getting support from a someone who understands the helping profession so intimately fosters vulnerablity, problem solving, and saying things without having to measure their words or meaning.

— Amanda Fink, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Waxhaw, NC
 

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
 

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

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. You're holding a sacred space for so many others, shouldn't you have the same for you?

— Melissa Bennett-Heinz, Psychotherapist in NYC, NY
 

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

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
 

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 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
 

I am a seasoned therapist with 40 years in the field. I am a former agency clinical director who consulted regularly with the clinical staff. I am a long term clinical supervisor for CSWA's as well. I know intricately the challenges we therapists face in providing services in our clinical practices.... Burnout and Compassion Fatigue are at an all time high in our field. Self care is Key and having your own therapist to process with can help stem the tide of becoming overwhelmed.

— Joseph Doherty, Psychologist in Portland, OR

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 NYC, NY
 

Being a therapist in COVID times has presented a set of unique, enduring challenges to our resilience and ability to navigate complex questions in the face of an ongoing series of crises. How well do you take care of yourself as a helper and healer? Let’s talk about it.

— Elaine Dove, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

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