Hello, I’m an LMSW in Michigan. I have 15 years of experience in the field as a clinician, supervisor, and an administrator. I am feeling burnt out and unsure of my future. I have worked mainly in the Community Mental Health and the VA Health systems, hence my fatigue. I’ve flirted with private practice work in the past, but my spouse has been worried about not having affordable healthcare and benefits that each system provides. Is it worth the jump? Am I overthinking things?

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You know, with 15 years of experience, you're very qualified to branch out on your own, and even teach others. I think we get these hits of inspiration for a reason, and if it's time for a change, you could seriously consider it. I don't think you're overthinking it! Regarding your spouse, everything can be figured out. There may be some compromises at the beginning, but that could be true of any decision.

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