How have you dealt with/recovered from burnout and feelings of numbness while working as a therapist?

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I talked to others about my work. I also ended up seeing another therapist for several years just for someone to talk to bc i always didn't want to unload on my family or friends.

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That’s helpful to know. I’m feeling the same way. Some of the stuff you see at work just feels too heavy to constantly bring up with friends. Thanks for sharing.

Join a peer support group (or start one in your area). I find that nobody truly "gets" what we go through unless they too have experienced it. It can also be helpful to find a hobby or passion outside of the workplace. For me, this is how I let off steam and manage my own personal wellbeing.

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I haven't been :/. My only recovery has been with the help of my own therapist, who I always say is way better than me at knowing what's going on in my head. I think what I really need is a break.

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I feel the same way- I’m definitely struggling to feel replenished. So many high need clients and too much paperwork to truly feel well rested.

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