Something I feel incredibly serious about! The trouble with you drowning in the mess of your own life is that you are not in ANY shape to save anyone else. You can not be a lighthouse when you’re under water yourself! Us as therapists constantly, daily, ALWAYS make sure that we are 100% emotionally, mentally & spiritually functional before helping those who need us. And if we are not, we simply take time out to fix ourselves. Please do the same if you are in the business of helping others. Broken people cannot help broken people. Fact!