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Protecting Our Emotional Energy: Tips for Helping Professionals

Protecting Our Emotional Energy: Tips for Helping Professionals #boundaries #burnout #hsp #therapist #psychologist #socialworker #selfcare

  Being affected by our clients is a good thing. We’re human, and a lot of what we witness with clients is pretty affecting stuff. Our clients have an impact on us – from the more immediate of how we feel after a session to bigger impacts like how we see the world, and what […]

My client has romantic feelings for me

Last week my supervision group watched the first episode of HBO’s In Treatment. In this episode the female client professes her love for her male therapist. You can see the fear and awkwardness on the therapist’s. This led to some great discussion on transference, counter-transference, and specifically how to handle romantic feelings in the therapy […]