Humanitarian workers help people in some of the most difficult and extreme circumstances.
Their work, such as assistance in a war zone or disaster response and recovery, puts them at risk for both primary trauma (witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event) and secondary trauma (hearing about a traumatic events in order to help the person who experienced it). They are often exhausted, isolated and far from their usual support networks.
We work with both current and former humanitarian workers. If you are still working in the field, we can provide confidential video therapy during this intense time of isolation when you are most overworked and overwhelmed.
We can support you with knowledge of a shared experience and provide a nurturing connection and coping strategies for your day-to-day experiences when you are furthest from home and your normal support systems.
Because of her own experience as a humanitarian aid worker, Susan understands first-hand the challenges, stress and trauma you face. She has worked for humanitarian organizations (ICMC, IRC, UNHCR) in Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Croatia, South Africa and Darfur, Sudan.