how do you mentally prepare to work as a therapist or psychologist?
I know some psychologist and therapist have their own things going on and might have to hear a lot of bad/sad things while at work so i was wondering how do you take care of your own mental to be prepared for that.
There are also simple practices like making sure to change your clothes as soon as you get home, take time to decompress or self-soothe in the car on your way home, and move your body via taking a walk. I create space in my day in between clients to do yoga class, and go outside/take walks around my workplace. It helps considerably! DBT is the therapy I provide and I use all the skills I teach to clients. Taking care of yourself is an ongoing practice in this work. Best of luck to you!