Therapy for Academics
Set Boundaries, Improve Leadership, and
Increase Impact in the Classroom
Therapy for Teachers
Educators have unique responsibilities that sometimes fall outside of the job description and the training or resources that comes with it.
With direct and consistent engagement with younger populations, teachers and professors are tasked with learning deeply how to relate to their students. This means that understanding diversity in how individuals learn, think, and emote is an important part of the job, and one you may not feel prepared at all for.
Similarly to how a business leader may benefit from improving their leadership skills through EQ, educators can expand their impact on others by understanding themselves more deeply.
How might you begin to understand yourself more deeply? Therapy is one way.
EQ for Educators
Whether you're teaching a lesson, managing conflict among students or peers, or modeling effective communication, strengthening your EQ (Emotion Quotient, i.e. emotional intelligence) is important.
Getting to know your emotional self has value when you become less reactive in the moment, or less overwhelmed after the moment. It's common for educators to take stress home with them, and sometimes that's because they have to suppress naturally-occuring emotional reactions in the presence of their students. Therapy can help you not only unpack that stress but increase your awareness of yourself so you're better equipped to relate to your emotions rather than cut them off.
Educators are likely to experience:
Stress and overwhelm
Guilt or shame when you think you've let your students down
Apathy or avoidance when facing a high-risk decision
These emotions, if suppressed or left ignored, will come out in the form of mismanagement, miscommunication, aggressive or passive aggressive engagement with students and colleagues, and may also produce stress in your personal life.
Emotional Support for Academics
Academic work strengthens your rational mind. But if you find yourself in need of support with your emotional mind, therapy may be the path.
After long days supporting your students, you deserve a place to be the one supported; to process your experiences, emotions, needs, and desires with someone you trust, someone listening. If that sounds like something you may benefit from, let's talk.
Get Started with Therapy
Ready to do the work?
Here are the answers to some of your more burning questions:
- I offer online video therapy for adult residents of California
- I am not in-network with insurance but can provide monthly superbills for reimbursement
- My fee per session is $200
If you're ready to move forward:
Browse the FAQ for additional answers to your most important questions.
Then contact Vanessa to set up a free initial consultation call.