The transition from one country to another can be challenging, and those who embark on this journey may experience a number of stressors that can affect their mental well-being.

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress, and it is a common experience among healthcare professionals. However, for POC therapists, burnout is often compounded by racial trauma, microaggressions, discrimination, and systemic barriers in the workplace. 

Choosing to return to therapy after a break is an act of courage; it symbolises that like all of us, you need external support. Read on to discover six ways of re-engaging with therapy.

We know that the strongest predictor of success in therapy is the relationship between therapist and client, which helps generate empathy and understanding. This comes into play when we seek out a professional with whom we may have some overlap in identities.