Couples Therapy For Therapists
Being a therapist in a struggling marriage is particularly difficult because it leaves you questioning your personal and professional life. Even therapists need help sometimes, and it can be challenging to fully understand the path to healing when you are constantly reminded of the pain and suffering. Let me help you find a path towards peace and happiness.
Everyone Needs Help Sometimes
Therapists often tell their clients that it is difficult to see the full picture when you are living in a state of constant stress. We forget to remind ourselves of that when it happens to us though. Struggling in a marriage is a common human experience, and therapists also sometimes need some outside support and guidance. Couples therapy for therapists and their partners is sometimes needed just like with any other person in a committed relationship.
Therapy For Therapists Can Be Scary
It’s difficult sometimes to recognize that even the expert needs occasional guidance. Many therapists struggle to recognize when it is time to get professional help for themselves, so unfortunately that help can come too late. If you think your relationship is in trouble, then act now. Worse case scenario, you will be happy to realize you have it all under control. Best case scenario, your marriage will get a needed tune-up so it can thrive in the many years to come.
Stress Hurts Marriage
It’s been known for a long time that stress turns off the areas of our brain that help us emotional connect and effectively communicate with others. Therapists are trained to handle stress, but they are also tested every day. In the last few years, therapists have reported higher stress, which had to created issues in other areas of life.
Therapists are often so good at analyzing other people that we can spiral downward trying to analyze our own faults. When anyone’s marriage is in crisis, it’s natural to start diagnosing. Having years of training can either be extremely helpful to identifying the root of your issues or cause more problems. It might be time to hand the process over to someone else and enjoy being out of the driver’s seat for a short time.
The Non-Therapist Partner
Being married to a therapist is sometimes a mixed experience. On one hand you might appreciate how much your partner knows about the human mind, but you might also feel an imbalance in the relationship or question why they struggle to use the skills towards you but take care of their clients so effectively. It’s hard to take one’s own advice, and knowing the right thing to do does not mean it is easy to enact the proper change.