Best for Those Starting Out in Mental Health
Outpatient Therapist (Current Employee) – Lynchburg, VA – September 20, 2018
Overall, I enjoy my location and many of my coworkers. My client caseload is wonderful. But there is too much stress and expectations placed around billing and making productivity. It’s a central conversation in supervision and meetings. Occasionally, you feel like management cares about preventing clinician burnout and building clinical skills, but then will immediately flip to money being the “bottom line”. Very discouraging, at times, stifling, work culture. You will constantly need to remind yourself why you decided to become a counselor. The morale for staff, agency-wide, is consistently compromised.
Supportive coworkers, opportunities for trainings
Productivity & Billing expectations, micromanagement by some supervisors, low morale, benefits expensive for families