Compassion Fatigue

Local experts in Compassion Fatigue

Hannah Green (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC Intern

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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Jenna Washburn (she / her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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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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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Andrew Conner (He/Him/His)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

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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Naomi Painter (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC intern

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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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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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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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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Erin Axelrod, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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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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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Heather McKittrick (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC-I, LMHC, SUDP

If you are a helper and are affected by other people's stories, let's work together to develop specific skills and strategies that will help you manage this. Heather can help you get back to that rewarding feeling you entered the field for so you feel better at work and at home.

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Joan Fleishman (she/her/hers)

Clinical Psychologist

PsyD

I have spent much of my career working in medical settings. These experiences have helped me understand medical training and culture. I understand the unique pressures that are on our healthcare professionals today. I have expertise working with healthcare providers and people in helping professions.

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Sarah Bower Ho, MA

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

Many professionals experience compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma as a consequence of doing important work in a variety of helping professions. I understand the dynamics of these experiences and know how to support your processing and healing.

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Megan Miller

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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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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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