Compassion Fatigue

Local experts in Compassion Fatigue

Elizabeth Knutsen (she/her)

Clinical Social Work Associate

Many sex workers often burn out from the level of emotional engagement their job requires. Holding boundaries for yourself and with clients takes so much energy -- especially when you safety is at risk. It makes sense you're feeling burnt out. Let's build some skills around taking care of you and allow for space for burnout without normalizing it as a "right of passage" under capitalism.

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Hannah Green (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

I am passionate about supporting folks on the front lines- those doing the hard work of caring for others in non-profits, schools, churches, and agencies. This work takes a toll, and sometimes as helpers, we're not the best at seeking help for ourselves. If you're experiencing deep tiredness, hopelessness, dread, cynicism, and a sense of futility in your work, it might be time to talk.

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Quinn Rivenburgh (they/them)

Art Therapist

MAAT, ATR-BC, LAT, LPCC

So many of us are caregivers. So many of us overfunction (go beyond our capacity) as caregivers. And for many of us, particularly those who are BIPOC, femme, queer, women, etc--we are expected to care for the world, and to clean up the messes of others. Sometimes, it's easier to care for others than to care for yourself. In addition, caregiving can be a trauma response in itself. ▵ Through exploring these dynamics and the boundaries we need to stay healthy, we can vow not to burn out.

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Deah Partak (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

CADCII, ACS

I specialize in Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma. I am a Certified Compassion Fatigued Professional (CCFP). If you are a professional helper beginning to feel burnt out or traumatized by your work, this is a normal reaction that occurs to professional helpers. You can grow and cope with it! You owe it to yourself, family, friends, and clients to take action.

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Megan Miller (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, Holistic Coach

As a helper and healer, I've experienced compassion fatigue myself and it's a very real and overwhelming experience. My therapy and coaching services can support you in creating self-care routines and developing mindfulness skills to stay present with yourself and your emotional needs. This typically leads to boundary work as healthy boundaries are necessary to make space for your own wellbeing.

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Andrew Conner (He/Him/His)

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

MA

My years of experience working at mental health agencies gave me insight into the realities of secondary traumatic stress. I understand the challenges that activists and people in the helping professions face as they attempt to maintain self-care and work towards making the world a better place at the same time. I endeavor to provide a refuge for those seeking balance and struggling with burnout.

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Stephanie Winn (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT

I love working with nurses, social workers and the like because they are among the world’s most genuinely good-hearted people, and life asks a lot of them. The path of the wounded healer is often tied to ancestral trauma, and childhood messages about your worth and purpose. Let’s help you re-examine those beliefs and learn to take better care of yourself.

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Kerry Ogden

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

You've taken care of others for a long time. It's time to focus on you.

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Maria Bonacci (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

Tired of being asked about your "self-care" practices? Let's talk about ways we can create lives inside and outside the confines of capitalism that offer us room to process intense and complex emotional experiences.

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Drew Smith, LCAT, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Art Therapist

LCAT, LPC

Creating a space for clients to freely explore and take time completely for themselves in art making provides a break from attending to the needs of others.

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Nicole Phelps (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

As a helping professional it is imperative to make time for your own mental health so that you do not become overwhelmed and unable to do the work you love. If you are lacking healthy boundaries, feel disconnected from yourself, your values, or your body, the important relationships in your life could suffer or end in conflict. I work with helping professionals in many settings who work directly with people experiencing trauma, I understand firsthand the importance of investing in yourself.

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Erin Axelrod, MA

Professional Counselor Associate

Compassion fatigue seems to threaten our idea of ourselves as givers, yet its very existence demonstrates just how much we are giving on a daily basis. I can support you in authentically engaging with yourself in a deeply compassionate way, to care for yourself and, by extension, everything you hold dear.

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Julia Perretta (She/Her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

As a therapist who is also a certified Yoga and Meditation teacher, I utilize self compassion and mindfulness based approaches to challenge systems of oppression that perpetuate compassion fatigue.

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Jenna Washburn (she / her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA: Mental Health Counseling - Specialization in Addictions

Caretaking is an act of love. But the yang to this beautiful yin is that sometimes you care and tend so much to others, that there’s nothing left over for yourself. This can make you feel burnt out, fatigued, drained, and possibly even resentful. That’s when caretaking can become overactive. I offer a Focused Therapy program to bring some focus back to you. You deserve to heal, to spend some energy on yourself, and to fill your own cup so you can get back into the world refreshed & renewed.

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Stephanie Podasca (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

MA, LPC Intern, LMHCA

Do you struggle to take care of yourself because you tend to take care of others? Has taking care of someone drained your energy and lust for life? Are you a healthcare professional that is reaching their limit? Compassion/Burnout fatigue has a way of building up and breaking us down. You give up so much of yourself only to feel depleted and unable to pursue your goals, desires, and cope in healthy ways. I can help you to carve out your own time, self-care and get back on your own path.

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Naomi Painter (she/her)

Professional Counselor Associate

LPC Associate

I have worked in case management for many years and am passionate about assisting those in helping professions, such as case managers, outreach workers, home visitors, and educators. Burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary trauma come with the territory.

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Jason Durtschi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I work with individuals who are experiencing work burn-out, and in particular for those working in helping professions. Some of my clients are other therapists, and I do offer clinical supervision.

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Katherina Alexandre

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

As healthcare and mental health professionals we speak about the importance of self-care to others but often fail to follow our own advice. It’s time to make time to gather in a supportive, interactive and relaxed environment to begin the conversation about the demands of our work and the negative effects on our well-being. Revive and restore your yourself between appointments through self -aware

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