Just as an accountant often doesn’t do his taxes by April 15th, I’ve noticed that a lot of social workers, mental health counselors and psychologists don’t take the time to relax, stretch or restore energy. Talking to people takes a lot of energy. You are trying to figure out their situation with them, you are feeling someone’s pain and struggle, you also can get frustrated when someone seems to stay shut in their own box of thinking and perception. Sometimes we wish so much we could turn someone’s head around so they can see where they are stuck. But this is something someone needs to realize through their own insights. It’s important to not burn out as a therapist.