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Care for the Caregivers: Mental Health Treatment for Healthcare Professionals

Nancy MacGregor MA, ATR-BC, LPC, ACS, Clinical Director

Care for the caregivers: mental health treatment for healthcare professionals

Just like everyone else, healthcare professionals need somewhere to turn when life gets a little tricky. Being in the healthcare field doesn’t mean they have it all figured out. A number of things can take a toll on our mental health including stress at home, work, and circumstances out of our control. After the year that we’ve had, Harmony Bay Wellness is proud to provide therapy for healthcare professionals.

The healthcare profession comes with high standards and even higher demands. Working doubles, late shifts, and unpredictable schedules are just the beginning. In healthcare, you see things that many other people do not. Blood, guts, gore, overdoses, and tragedies, just to name a few. These things alone can take a toll on someone’s mental health. Combine the work stressors with leading lives outside of work and you just added even more onto your plate. Relationships, friendships, family – you name it, there’s bound to be something going awry.

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened many people’s eyes to the crucial role that healthcare professionals provide in our society. Things that they’ve seen, we may never understand, but therapists, psychiatrists, and counselors can help. It’s time for our caregivers to receive the care they deserve.

Why the Stigma?

A recent study found that approximately 40% of physicians are suffering from burnout and/or depression. However, there is a stigma within the healthcare community of seeking help. Many people in the medical profession have been advised throughout their careers to avoid speaking out about mental health struggles because it could negatively affect their licenses that they’ve worked so hard for.

The Benefits of Therapy for Healthcare Professionals

Whether it is psychiatry for healthcare workers, therapy for nurses, or counseling for healthcare workers, any type of mental health treatment can be extremely beneficial. And not just for individuals, but for their patients as well.

Society has put healthcare professionals in the spotlight as being heroes. Because they are in life-saving roles, quite literally, they can sometimes view themselves as having to be strong without fault. But at the end of the day, we’re all human.

Therapy for nurses and counseling for healthcare workers can help them become more relaxed, feel more understood, and ultimately be better at their job. When under a lot of stress like healthcare professionals are, it’s easy to become distracted. But therapy can help introduce different techniques for especially stressful situations.

The more healthcare workers that seek psychiatry, therapy, or counseling, the more and more the stigma surrounding it will fade.

Therapy & Counseling for Healthcare Professionals at Harmony Bay Wellness

At Harmony Bay Wellness, located in South Jersey, we create a safe and comfortable environment for healthcare professionals to seek mental health treatment. We offer therapy services, intensive outpatient programs, psychiatric evaluations, medication-assisted treatment, integrative wellness services, drug and alcohol assessments, and family therapy.

Short on time and don’t want to visit us in person? No problem. We offer telehealth appointments to new and current patients. For more information, contact us today at 855.857.6050.

Treatment with Harmony Bay

Harmony Bay is an outpatient behavioral health service that offers primary mental health treatment for a variety of mental health disorders. Our mission is to make mental health care convenient and affordable while providing an unmatched experience to our clients. contact us today by calling 855.765.6399.