Reading Time: 5 minutes If you’re in a helping profession, like therapy or counseling, you know how important self-care is to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue. And if you haven’t already, you might want to consider adding a listening partner to your self-care toolbox. In this article, Rebekka Lehmann guides you through what a listening partnership is, how it works, and why it can be so beneficial for mental health professionals.

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The vast majority of all clinicians see it as their professional responsibility to empower their clients to take care of themselves. Amongst many behavioral therapists this is done by teaching specific, evidence-based methods of self-care, like mindfulness meditation and deep-relaxation skills. But most people would agree that there’s an element of self-care involved in psychotherapy of any sort.