As you know, you have chosen a field that can become emotionally draining. You became a therapist because you want to help people and have acquired the skills to do this.
There are many advantages to being a therapist, but some disadvantages come with that. One of the most significant disadvantages I have found in my years of being a therapist is seeing a therapist to help me, which has inspired me to be able to provide that for others. Therapists have the same issues as everyone else; no one is exempt from the hardships of life.
I found that when I went to look for a therapist, I was treated as a colleague. If I had a nickel for every time I was asked, "If you were your client, what would you say to me?" I felt that the response I was given was neither fair nor appropriate. This is all why my main focus is to be a proper therapist for other therapists. Please do not settle for a therapist who will not treat you as a client. I will offer an outside, objective assessment and the respect that is what you deserve as a client. This is something we all need, no matter what.
It is impossible to see yourself in the same way that others do.
While we all enjoy helping others, we also need to be vigilant about transference, countertransference, and when our issues are being triggered. This is prone to happen because we are all human. At the same time, you are aware of the need to prevent and address burnout and self-care. We do not seek out therapy for ourselves nearly often enough.
Not all therapists give themselves the gift of engaging in their therapy. Everyone needs a quality therapist to address their own specific needs and issues.