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This week’s episode features a recording of a Facebook live from last week. Host Laura Reagan, LCSW-C had a conversation with friend and colleague Melissa Wesner, LCPC on the hot topic of burnout in helping professionals and caregivers in general. Laura and Melissa discussed how burnout is affecting mental health professionals; identifying burnout and compassion fatigue symptoms using the ProQOL measure; and how to create an action plan to address emotional, physical, spiritual and relational needs including small changes that are sustainable. 

Melissa Wesner, LCPC is the Founder of LifeSpring Counseling Services, a group practice in Maryland that strives to provide hope, healing, and empowerment through the collaborative process of therapy. She is also a Certified Brainspotter and Brainspotting Consultant who offers Brainspotting Intensives to leaders, executives, and small business owners. 

Visit Melissa’s practice website here: https://lifespringcounseling.net/ 

Melissa’s membership community for therapists in the Greater Baltimore area: https://lifespringcounseling.net/community-for-therapists

Complete the ProQOL online here:  https://proqol.org/proqol-measure

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Find Laura’s most frequently recommended resources for learning about trauma here – includes recommended books and trainings.

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Podcast produced by Pete Bailey – https://petebailey.net/audio

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Original Date

June 30, 2023

About the Host

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C

Laura Reagan, LCSW-C is an integrative trauma therapist and owner of a group practice, the Baltimore Annapolis Center for Integrative Healing. She is also the host of Therapy Chat and Trauma Chat podcasts and the founder of the Trauma Therapist Network, a website for learning information about trauma and finding resources and help for trauma.

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