A Counselor’s End of Day…

All day long mental health professionals give attention and dedication to their clients.  We work very hard to be ‘in the moment’ and ‘fully present’ with our clients.  For our clients, this helps them heal and work on the goals they have in mental health therapy.

Mental health professionals are trained to pay attention to ALL the details in a client’s tone voice, movements, facial expressions, intentions and other verbal expressions or lack thereof!!  By the end of the day one mental health professional may  have seen anywhere from 3 to 9 clients.

And let me tell you, by the end of the day I am exhausted!!  I have completely run out of my mental capacity to listen to anyone.  My brain feels like mush.  Before I head home for the night I usually re-charge with a nap, watching a show on Netflix or starring at the wall.  All I need is 30 minutes of this complete dissociative behavior and I am fully re-charged.

If I don’t get this time, I am a complete and utter mess.  Just as my husband and my daughter!!!

Are you a mental health professional relating to this video?  What do you do at the end of the day to re-charge?  How long do you need?

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