What is Your Story?

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection We have spent this month talking about the importance of our profession, the tremendous impact that...[ read more ]

How to Deal with Therapist Burnout

Burned Out Therapist

“Burnout is what happens when you try to avoid being human for too long.”   ~ Michael Gungar Exhaustion. Bone deep, cannot move, foggy brain exhaustion. Ever have that feeling when your alarm goes off? If you haven’t, email me, I would love to know your secret! Exhaustion is normal for most of us who live crazy busy lives, even in...[ read more ]

Why Therapists Benefit from Therapy

Logo for Therapy for therapists™. Meet with online therapist melissa russiano who offers therapy for therapists in ohio, therapy for therapists in pennsylvania, therapy for therapist in tennessee, therapy for therapists in florida, and therapy for therapists in California to treat therapist burnout

“Therapists need to have a long experience in personal therapy to see what it’s like to be on the other side of the couch and see what they find helpful or not helpful.  And if possible, get into therapy at different stages of their life with different kinds of therapists just to sample a bit. “ Irvin D. Yalom Describe...[ read more ]

Define “Good Enough” Therapist

starfish on the beach next to waves. Begin therapy for therapists with online therapist Melissa Russiano who offers online therapy to prevent therapist burnout.

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could...[ read more ]

The Daring Way: The Gifts of Imperfection Review

“Owning our stories can be hard but not as difficult as spending our life running from it.  Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy – the experiences that make us the most vulnerable.  Only when we are brace enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite...[ read more ]

The Daring Way: Rising Strong Review

“I believe that what we regret most are our failures of courage, whether it is the courage to be kinder, to show up, to say how we feel, to set boundaries, to be good to ourselves. For that reason, regret can be the birthplace of empathy.” Brené Brown Some things are certain in life just like death and taxes. Failure...[ read more ]