I guess you could say I am one of the "Wounded Healers" mentioned on the website, athough until recently I wouldn't have labeled myself as such. I have been working in the counseling field for a little over 12 years, with both children and adults. I thought I had dealt with all my past issues. At least I told myself that.
A few months ago I began being triggered by things my clients would say in sessions. I began experiencing severe anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, you name it, I began to have it! I was really embarrassed about going into therapy, but after a car accident, I told myself I would go in to deal with that. After I started counseling, I began to trust my counselor enough to talk about the sexual abuse. I am slowly beginning to get better, although I still have my days. Recently I went to a training and found myself being triggered by something said in the training. It made it really difficult to get through the training, but I did and I felt good afterwards that I had been able to handle it.
I know I am not going in to great detail with my story, but someday, maybe I will be able to share more. I guess if there is one thing I would stress is to not be ashamed to get help! I like the analogy of the empty glass on the "Wounded Healers" page. We can't truly help others, until we take care of our own needs!