Welcome to the Compassion Fatigue Couch!

Mental health support, education, and resources for animal advocates


Hi, I'm Jen!

My name is Jennifer Blough and I'm a licensed professional counselor, certified compassion fatigue therapist, certified pet grief and loss specialist, author of To Save a Starfish: A Compassion Fatigue Workbook for the Animal Welfare Warrior and host of The Compassion Fatigue Couch podcast.
As a vegan and former shelter worker and animal control officer, I have an extensive background in animal welfare and animal rights, and I'm passionate about helping those who love, care for, and work to protect animals. I had traveled extensively to give workshops and speaking engagements on compassion fatigue -- then COVID hit. So I created The Compassion Fatigue Couch as a "pandemic proof" way to continue to help others online. I hope you'll check it out and join us on the couch!

Work with Me!

What if there was a way to help you or our staff combat compassion fatigue, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress, while building resilience? Check out these services designed to help you, your employees, and/or volunteers gain valuable tools to help manage compassion fatigue, which in turn can lead to improved work performance, less sick days, decreased turnover, and ultimately, better care of the animals. From coaching and consulting to workshops and webinars, my passion is helping those in animal welfare, animal rights, and animal care reignite their passion!



Membership Community

The Compassion Fatigue Couch Membership Community is dedicated to helping those involved in animal welfare and animal rights manage compassion fatigue, burnout, and traumatic stress. Join this safe and nonjudgmental community and find understanding, guidance, education, and support to help you build resiliency and make your passion sustainable.

  • Live and recorded trainings 
  • Online support groups
  • Game nights
  • Community forum and private Facebook group
  • Worksheets and assessments
  • Self-care challenges
  • "Members only" discounts, perks, and prizes
  • Individual and group rates
  • Convenient and affordable!

Listen to the podcast! 

Quick tips, tricks, and tidbits for managing compassion fatigue in animal welfare, animal rights, and animal caregiving. Plus bonus episodes featuring in-depth interviews with mental health and industry experts. Subscribe for FREE by clicking below or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Purchase the Book!

"An excellent read for anyone in the animal welfare field. Allows the reader to really work through their emotions in a way that is specific to animal welfare and written by someone who understands. In a world where working in animal welfare can be so heavily judged, it is comforting to take a step back and self-reflect without judgement, guided by someone who has been there."

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Get Your free Compassion Fatigue Care Package!

Struggling with compassion fatigue? Sign up to get your free symptom check list, guided meditation, and self-care e-journal with mood tracker.

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Grab Your Seat!

Get the support you need with The Compassion Fatigue Couch Membership Community