Burnout

Burnout is a special type of stress – and it doesn’t just come from working long hours (although that can certainly contribute over time). Burnout can be caused by a variety of factors including a lack of work/life balance, unclear job expectations, a dysfunctional workplace, a lack of support or poor job fit. Those who work in a helping professional are especially at risk. Common symptoms of burnout include depression, cynicism and lethargy. If left unaddressed, burnout can affect your physical health contributing to numerous ailments including insomnia, high cholesterol and heart disease. But the good news is that burnout does not have to be a permanent condition. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s burnout experts to start your journey towards recovery!

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Burnout is the perfect storm of inner needs and external demands, resulting in anxiety and depression. In 2013 I began supporting others in their quest to reignite the creativity and resilience that burnout scorched, and I’d love to help you shine brightly again too. See www.meganvanmeter.com for more info and hope to light your way. You don’t have to go through burnout alone in the dark; I’m here to help you create a better outcome.

— Megan VanMeter, Art Therapist

Burnout is something that is so difficult to recognize, because it happens so slowly. Sometimes we recognize these stressful things, and we tell ourselves that we can handle it. But then it keeps happening again and again. Eventually we can't handle it anymore, and that's burnout. We can make changes in our lives to deal with burnout though. It may not feel this way right now, but you can make positive changes in your life.

— Danielle Wayne, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boise, ID
 

I help clients overcome burnout by addressing its root causes and promoting healthy work-life balance. My approach includes stress management techniques, lifestyle modifications, and therapeutic interventions aimed at restoring energy, motivation, and well-being. Together, we work on building resilience and preventing future burnout, allowing clients to thrive both personally and professionally.

— Beatrice Joseph, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Burnout or compassion fatigue, is an experience you may have in a helping role, either in your professional or personal life, or under constant stress. Some signs may be: Feeling hopeless, detached, burdened Difficulty concentrating Low ability to empathize Withdrawing from activities you love Irritability, frustration Know that it’s okay to ask for help. We can work together to help you find out what needs to change and how you can be nourished and show up in your life the way you want to.

— Christina Hughes, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN FRANCISCO, CA
 

Burnout can be related to any area of life that requires a significant amount of effort, dedication, and responsibility. Being burned out goes beyond feeling like you’re drowning in responsibilities. Burnout is a pervasive sense of being all dried up. It occurs gradually over time. Using mindfulness-based & brain-body approaches I guide clients experiencing burnout in employing self-compassion to discover and develop true self-care.

— Alexandria Parker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

We will work together to identify sources of stress and imbalance in your life. We may need to set boundaries, prioritize self-care activities and develop healthy coping mechanisms.

— Farah Chery, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

Having worked in the healthcare industry for almost 10 years, I have personally known the emotional and physical impact that burnout from our workplaces, lifestyles, or relationships can have on us. I work with you to identify the underlying causes of burnout and strategize how to manage burnout and restore your life to balance.

— Lauren Timkovich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Burnout doesn’t even begin to describe what some folks are going through. I suggest that we are not facing a “shortage” of workers, but rather a resistance from people who are able to put up with exploitative systems. We need a reckoning; a reimagining. Let's explore creative next steps to go from exploited to thriving.

— Shin Ock, Psychologist in North Bethesda, MD
 

Stress and burnout is at an all-time high. Together we'll help you recalibrate your inner compass so you can move towards a life that honors what's most important to you. I'll help you develop strategies and skills to manage your stress and burnout so you can feel like yourself again. We'll clarify your core values so you can be more intentional about how your invest your time and energy. You'll also gain stills so you can feel more grounded and whole.

— Kristin Miyoko Papa, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Jose, CA

Through therapy, we explore the underlying causes of burnout, develop coping strategies, and prioritize self-care. Together, we create a plan to help clients manage their symptoms and regain a sense of balance and well-being.

— Adrienne Iannazzo, Art Therapist in Arlington, VA
 

Ever feel like everything is just too much? Not getting as much done as you used to? Nothing feels worth it anymore? You may be experiencing burnout. Recognizing what's happening is a critical first step, and then working on balancing work and life--and giving yourself permission to do that--is important. We'll also work on boundary setting and other workplace skills, as well as taking time for yourself: and therapy is that first step.

— Christa Cummins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

You want to feel peaceful and content, but instead you are: overwhelmed by stress, totally burned out, and questioning if you will ever feel the rewards from your career as you once did. Each day feels like you are being stretched a bit thinner and you wonder how much you have left to give. Life doesn’t have to go on this way. It is my mission to provide scientifically informed psychotherapy for women experiencing professional burnout without sacrificing compassion and genuine concern.

— Dr. Jennifer McManus, Psychologist in Jacksonville, FL
 

I have been through burnout myself and found a way to work through the issue. We must work on balance in our life to include play and creativity. I can help with finding ways to balance your life and learn to say "no" when necessary. Burnout is a big problem in this country and we have prioritized work over connection with others, remembering to play and finding creative outlets.

— Dian Grier, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in san fransico, CA

Extreme mental and psychical exhaustion makes it much more difficult to manage our emotions. This can lead to meltdowns or intense anxiety and can also result in an increase in reduced tolerance for sensory sensitivities. I help clients get out of burnout by supporting them: Attend to sensory needs, spending time unmasked, ensuring accommodations are in place, practicing good boundaries in relationships, and engaging in activities that feed them

— Allison Freeman, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Belmont, NC
 

If you struggle with burnout, you may experience feelings such as exhaustion, detached emotions, hopelessness, and disengagement. Additionally you may feel an emotional toll, depression, and a loss of motivation. These feelings are not normal for you and your tolerance for them is gone.

— Amanda Alberson, Counselor in Westminster, CO

Burnout is an experience you may have in a helping role, either in your professional or personal life, or being under constant stress. Some signs may be: feeling hopeless; detached, burdened; difficulty concentrating; low ability to empathize; withdrawing from activities you love; irritability or frustration. Know that it’s okay to ask for help. We can work together to help you find out what needs to change and how you can be nourished and show up in your life the way you want to.

— Christina Hughes, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN FRANCISCO, CA
 

Burnout is a mental, physical, and emotional state that looks like a mix of depression and anxiety. Some of the most common forms of burnout are pandemic fatigue, work burnout, parenting burnout, caregiving fatigue, and compassion fatigue. I am trained in multiple therapies and approaches to support burnout recovery and burnout resistance.

— Nancy Lee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Foxfield, CO