The Thriving Therapist: Sustainable Self-Care to Prevent Burnout and Enhance Well-Being

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American Psychological Association (APA)
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6.04 X 8.95 X 1.22 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author
Matt Hersh, PhD, is a practicing clinical psychologist in the Boston area with over twenty years of clinical experience. He has maintained a full-time private practice for the past decade. Dr. Hersh works with teens and adults who struggle with anxiety disorders, executive function deficits, relational conflicts, and stress-based difficulties. In addition to being a psychotherapist, Dr. Hersh holds a consultant affiliation as a mindfulness teacher with Harvard University's Center for Wellness and Health Promotion; he is a certified Koru Mindfulness teacher and a diplomate of Comprehensive Energy Psychology. He is founder of The Thriving Therapist, an online resource for mental health professionals to prevent burnout and cultivate enduring self-care and well-being. For more, visit
As our society gets ever more stressed and burned out, mental health professionals themselves are busier and more burned out than ever. Dr. Hersh has put together one of the best, most evidence-based yet accessible guides to restoring your health, mental health, and idealism as a mental health professional that I've encountered in years.--Christopher Willard, PsyD, Psychologist and Consultant, Boston, MA
Matthew A. Hersh has given a tremendous gift to psychotherapists with his book on sustainable self-care. Born out of his personal experience with a life-threatening illness while he was still in training, this book provides an integrative and nuanced view of the critical importance of self-care to those who care for the mental wellness of others. His engaging style of writing and his self-care reflection breaks encourage the reader to actively participate in--rather than passively read through--this well-researched book. It offers important and meaningful wisdom for psychotherapists throughout their lives.--Erica H. Wise, PhD, Clinical Professor Emerita, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, and Fellow of the American Psychological Association
Matthew A. Hersh has pulled together ideas from many wise people and integrated these with his own experiences as a psychologist, therapist, and cancer survivor. The result is a reflective guide to self-care for helping professionals and others who need skills for mindful coping. Readers will find a useful assortment of tools, guides, and wisdom to support themselves even as they strive to help others.--Gerald P. Koocher, PhD, ABPP, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and Former American Psychological Association President