Therapy for Healthcare Providers
“It is not the load that breaks you down.
It’s the way you carry it.”
— Lena Horne
Working in healthcare can be incredibly rewarding, interesting, and exciting.
It can also be exhausting, stressful, and thankless. The demands of modern healthcare cause healthcare professionals,
including physicians, nurses, and ancillary professionals, to experience high levels of chronic stress.
High levels of chronic stress can lead to burnout, low job satisfaction, and reduced professional efficacy.
Over time these factors can lead to can cause you to feel anxious, depressed, unmotivated, and trapped.
These symptoms can negatively impact your emotional functioning at work and in your home life and relationships.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a medical social worker in the Sacramento region for eight years. I understand the demands, stressors, and intense culture that is the modern healthcare workplace.
In therapy with healthcare professionals, I start by assessing your current level of burnout, vicarious trauma, and self-care practices. Then we focus on developing tools including: coping skills, mindfulness practice, setting empathic boundaries, and self-care practices. These tools will help you have increased resilience and improved coping in the workplace.
The end goal is for you to have improved quality of life at work and at home.
If you work in healthcare, are struggling with burnout, and want to learn how to love your job again, I encourage you to contact me today.