https://thehurthealer.com/healing-the-hurt-healer-learning-to-heal-with-empathy/

The Empathetic Healer Needs Time To Heal

In the world of addiction treatment, there are at least two types of healers. Some practice “tough love” and others who heal with compassion and empathy.

Being the former type does not make a person wrong or a bad healer. They have decided to maintain distance and create barriers to protect themselves