Therapists spend many hours hearing the hurting and suffering stories of their clients. Over time this can cause therapists to feel the weight of this process and cause compassion fatigue. All therapists need support to help reduce the impact of their workload. It is encouraged by professional colleges to access support through consultation to ensure you continue to provide ethical and instrumental therapeutic support to clients.
Tina draws on 19 years of education and experience in social services from within the not-for-profit sector and private practice setting. She offers therapists support on a regular basis or during times that are challenging. Tina provides professional consultation to assist individuals in managing the daily impact of working with clients, colleagues, and members of the community. Tina practices within a attachment and trauma-based lens and is a Certified EMDR Therapist.
Tina encourages professionals to recognize boundaries within their professional life, countertransference and the importance of self-care. She provides a working space that is respectful and caring of the tremendous work that therapists provide to their clients.
Contact Tina Smith to schedule an individual consultation appointment. It is recommended that therapists inquire whether your place of employment will financially support consultation.