Brennan started out in community mental health and she was burning out fast.
She was excited to make the leap to a holistic group practice where she could develop her specialty of helping individuals with their spiritually based identity. She quickly realized, however, that she still carried the community mental mindset of scarcity and guilt with her to the group practice.
“I still had that community mental health mindset of ‘of course you have to take insurance, there’s no other option and you’re not doing good by the world if you’re not seeing people who are the most impoverished.’”
But after a disappointing breakup caused her to re-imagine her future, she realized that an insurance-based practice was unsustainable if she wanted to take care of herself and her clients in the long run. But her guilt about becoming inaccessible to underserved communities held her back.
She realized something had to change.