Supporting Your Practice

The NSMS provides the support you need to
maintain a successful practice

Together in Medicine

NSMS created the Together in Medicine program to promote wellness and assist physicians in restoring the joy to practice. The program aims to improve physician wellness by connecting physicians to their peers, building physician camaraderie, providing fun opportunities for to enjoy time with family away from the office, providing resources to strengthen resilience and leadership skills, and showing appreciation for the work physicians do.

Social Events

Take time to recharge and build community with fellow physicians by attending one of our social events held throughout the year. Join us for free private movie nights, the NSMS Annual Awards Gala and Dinner, and many more events. Register for upcoming events here.

NSMS Sponsored Psychotherapy Sessions

As part of the Together in Medicine Program, NSMS sponsors individual and small group psychotherapy sessions via Zoom for physicians who may benefit from support in this format. Individual physicians can meet with a therapist for up to four sessions and groups of three to eight physicians can meet for up to six sessions. Physicians and medical residents can take advantage of this ongoing program at no charge.

If you are interested in participating in the sponsored individual and group sessions, please contact one of the following mental health clinicians directly and indicate that you would like to participate in the NSMS Sponsored Psychotherapy sessions.

Gabriela Bronson-Castain, PsyD
(510) 520-5116

Being a physician means working in a unique, demanding, and ever-changing field. This therapy is designed to support physicians in managing their stress, identifying and minimizing burn-out, and getting support and feedback from peers (in group sessions), thus allowing for more meaningful connections in their lives, both in professional and personal relationships.

Cathy Jefferson, LCSW
(415) 806-6336

Welcome to the opportunity to participate in individual support or a 4-6 week support group for physicians interested in having a venue to discuss topics amongst their peers inclusive but not limited to:

  • Practice management during uncertain times
  • Self care and resiliency when previous practices are no longer available
  • Managing couple relationships
  • Juggling parenting, home schooling, and more
  • Channeling worry into productivity
  • Caring for elderly parents from afar

Techniques that can be shared:

  • Cognitive behavioral solutioning
  • Mindfulness practices made doable
  • Resiliency behaviors
  • Quick tips on employing Emotional Intelligence with challenging situations