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Episode 197 Working When You are Not Going to Get Well Soon- Three Ideas for Therapists Who Have Chronic Illnesses
Startup Nation, Meet:
Dr. Jo has been a psychologist for 14 years and living with chronic illnesses since she was 15. She's worked in community mental health, university counseling centers, multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals, nursing homes, and now private practice.
Since she's a recovering overachiever, she's also an author, an editor, a registered yoga teacher and trained as a death & mourning doula. She has been known to dress as a unicorn--repeatedly--and has been kissed by a giant Amazonian river otter.
Find trusted allies, either in person or online (or both!).
Really get to know your illness): what it likes, what it doesn't like, what calms it, what gets it riled up. Make a list to help you design your activities. Break your list into categories like: mental, physical, environmental, etc.
Think beyond the office: You can get creative with your training/skill set to adapt your work to your chronic illness.
Resources & Giveaways
Flare Preparation Checklist for you or for use with clients. Chronic illness sucks, but being prepared can help.
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What’s up #StartupNation!?! We’re so excited you’re here. In case you’re new to our community, I’m Dr. Kate Campbell, LMFT (on the right) and my business partner aka “BP” Katie Lemieux, LMFT is on the left.
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