Some practical steps to decrease therapist burnout from Valant can be found below.
- Overextending one’s sympathy can contribute to burnout or compassion fatigue, which is why it is so important as a therapist to be able to step out of the role at the end of the business day.
- Carve out some time that is just for you and completely non-negotiable.
- Establish sensible communication barriers with clients and include response times in email signature.
- Outsource whatever tasks you can. The most feasible are those that can be improved through software automation.
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