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While teaching has long been a profession fraught with burnout and laden with stress, COVID 19 made it worse: heaping onto the camel’s back the need for teacher’s to become instant remote work experts and octopus armed multi-taskers. While things have certainly changed since the 2020-21 school year, there is continuing uncertainty and unfortunately we still see hospitals across the country inundated with COVID 19 patients. 

In this episode of Wide Ruled, clinically licensed mental health therapist Elizabeth Kaufman, M.S., LCMFT, gives tips for teachers (and everyone in caring professions) on how to unplug, spot the signs of burnout, and give themselves grace in a time like no other.

Elizabeth Kaufman, M.S., LCMFT

Elizabeth Kaufman, M.S., LCMFT, is a clinically licensed mental health therapist and the owner of Elizabeth Kaufman Therapy. She works with individuals and couples to bring restoration and growth to a variety of issues such as anxiety, trauma and relationship conflict. In addition to practicing therapy, Elizabeth is an adjunct professor for a local graduate therapy program and a Kansas Behavioral Sciences Board approved supervisor for therapists seeking clinical licensure. Elizabeth is a former high school teacher in the Kansas City Public Schools District and is passionate about supporting mental health for helping professionals. She resides in the Kansas City area with her husband and daughter.

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