Healers in Balance; because helping shouldn’t hurt. Jillian Guthrie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, working from child welfare/delinquency to Homeless & Chronically Mentally Ill to Supervision and Professor. At the age of 34, she found herself in an actual struggle to survive: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. In the grips of Depression and addictive behavior as a mental health professional, Jillian struggled with shame and self-doubt due to the stigma of needing outside assistance to restore her own health. Realizing she was not alone in her imbalance, she moved slowly away from the edge towards recovery. Energized to help change and improve the helpers’ experience, she has been sharing her experience, research, and insight with humor and candor through her organization Healers in Balance. With generous funding support from the A-State Counseling Center.