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Therapy For People Impacted By Trauma
It’s time to find the help you need to heal

Compassion Fatigue Is Real.
Expert Treatment for Vicarious Trauma and Burnout

You pour yourself into your work. Day after day. Case after case. But what happens when it becomes too much to bear?

Are you:

  • a clinician who treats soldiers suffering PTSD?
  • A social worker helping children who have been affected by trauma
  • A teacher feeling helpless with students who go home to difficult circumstances
Professionals can experience the same symptoms from helping people who have faced trauma as those they help.

You’ve heard it called Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS), Vicarious Trauma (VT) or Compassion Fatigue, but let’s call it what it is. After working with countless professionals, I have coined it “Provider Trauma.”

Provider Trauma: A collective term for the consequent symptoms a professional may have from helping others who have experienced trauma.

When You Don’t Want to go to Work Anymore

Provider Trauma can take a toll on providers who do not face it and deal with it. Sometimes rather than compassion fatigue, it’s burnout.

What does burnout look like?

  • Exhaustion
  • Cynicism
  • Decreased productivity
  • Decreased pleasure in work
  • Decreased motivation
  • Loss of meaning in work
  • Irritability
  • Relationship stress
We’ve all had those days where we don’t want to go to work. We’d rather do something relaxing or fun. But when those days start adding up and fatigue, resentment, and avoidance become the norm, when you start missing deadlines and making mistakes, you know burnout is affecting you.

I can help you recognize and work through job burnout.

Clinical Supervision For New Social Workers

If you are a new professional social worker, you are in one of the highest at-risk groups for experiencing the negative effects of secondary traumatic stress, or Provider Trauma.

Unfortunately, many graduates are under-prepared to manage the impact of their work.

You need a support system to help you manage the effects of stress you may experience as you begin your work as a social worker. The supervisory relationship is critical to those new to trauma work.

I am accredited with the Minnesota Board of Social work to offer individual or group clinical supervision for Licensed Graduate Social Workers, with an emphasis on relational and trauma theory.

My professional experience includes work with survivors of domestic violence, adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness, in-home family therapy, blended families, couples therapy, co-parenting therapy, and children and families who have experienced trauma or attachment disruption.

Case Consultation For
Therapists And Social Workers

Working on a difficult case? Could you use another set of eyes?

Sometimes a simple discussion with a peer that understands your work can unlock an idea you hadn’t thought of or reveal a solution that was there all along. That’s why I offer Case Consultation for fully licensed therapists and Independent Social Workers.

Schedule a Case Consultation Call with me and we will review those difficult cases.

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Practice Hours

Monday : 8:30AM - 6PM
Tuesday : 8:30AM - 6PM
Wednesday : 11AM - 7PM
Thursday : 8:30AM - 6PM
Friday : 8:30AM - 4PM
Saturday / Sunday : Closed