This is a great article!!
Yes, there are definitely some negatives to being a marriage and family therapist. There is burnout, working odd hours, dealing with crises, stuck cases, stress, vicarious trauma, and of course the one directional nature of the therapy relationship. Therapists give emotional time and energy to clients, but do not receive it back.
One habit that helps me press on, when I am feeling particularly tired or overwhelmed, is to take notice of how being trained as a marriage and family therapist has enriched my life. I want to take a moment to highlight a few of the unexpected blessings that I have received because of my chosen profession. …
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