Job Stress

Our jobs and careers are an important part of our daily lives and can bring us a sense of connection, accomplishment and fulfillment. However, jobs – even dream jobs – can also be incredibly stressful. And ongoing, unmanaged job stress puts your physical and mental health at risk. Job stress can be caused by any number of things, including impossible deadlines, a lack of resources, relationships with your co-workers or supervisor, long hours, job insecurity, high pressure situations and a lack of control. However, no matter what is causing your job stress, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from its damaging effects. A qualified professional therapist can help you identify the stressors, improve your job satisfaction, and foster your well-being in and out of the workplace. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s job stress experts today.

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People seeking therapy for job stress do so for many reasons. Often there is demoralization or exploitation involved, and sometimes this is elevated to the level of workplace bullying. Given how many hours a person spends at work and how many more hours can be spent living with the effects of job stress, it’s important for anyone experiencing job stress to find interventive support. I’ve offered this since 2013 and have seen people make important career decisions based on our work together.

— Megan VanMeter, Art Therapist

Jobs can be a source of both exceptional fulfillment and security, but also a huge energy, time, and joy suck in our lives. I focus on forming a balance between having solid boundaries in your job to help with a sense of peace and empowerment, alongside asking those bigger questions to discern if you are in the workplace and field that you can best flourish in.

— Susan Haarman, Counselor in Chicago, IL

I have experience working with job-related stress and dealing with the work-related conflict The harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Job stress can lead to poor health and even injury.

— Dr. Matthew Meyers, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Calabasas, CA

Working in high-level STEM fields can be extremely difficult. You may feel alone, isolated, and like an imposter, anxious to talk to others about how you feel. Maybe your research isn't progressing as quickly as you think it should, and you've equated that to a lack of personal progress. Maybe you are struggling to explain how you're feeling because you are stuck in an analytical, objective mindset. Drawing on her experiences, we can work together to develop coping skills for the road ahead.

— Anastasia Scangas, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

Feeling “Stuck” or Uncertain Experiencing Anxiety, Stress, Avoidance, or Overwhelm Experiencing Low Energy, Exhaustion, or Burn Out Restrictive Money Narratives Unhealthy and Restrictive Money Stories Imposter Syndrome Phenomenon: You’ll Be “Found Out” As A Fraud You Just Don’t Have It Together, Even Though Others See It Believing You are Underperforming or Not Reaching Your Potential Limiting Beliefs About Your Ability to be Successful Discounting Your Opinions & Thoughts in Conversation

— Jennifer Gray, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR

It makes sense that you have job stress, and I am prepared to discuss a wide range of job issues with clients. Through the therapeutic process, I work to help you find new strategies to cope and ways to understand your work. I help clients find work/life balance.

— Ellen Ross Hodge, Counselor in Seattle, WA

I worked for several years helping hospital workers sort through the stress that comes from long hours and lots of responsibility. I have a passion for helping people learn how to enjoy their jobs again and re-ignite the passion they once had (or find a new passion if necessary!) I love helping my clients find work-life balance and learn where they need to focus their attention to take better care of their health and happiness.

— Ashley Hamm, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

You spend so much of your week at work. If you're miserable, it can start seeping into your relationships and what's happening at home. It is so important to find ways to manage your work life, so it doesn't negatively impact your home life. Job stress can come from so many different places - feeling incompetent, having too much to do, a toxic work environment, or being in the wrong position. Learn strategies to decrease the stress you feel at work.

— Katie Vernoy, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Torrance, CA

I have received specialized training in workplace abuse/bullying in addition to reading research articles/books on the subject. I can help individuals name what is happening and explore avenues available to them.

— Jennifer Livingstone, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Asheville, NC

My field experience combined with my mental health background allows me to provide culturally competent care. I want you to feel heard by someone who understands! Whether you are interested in medications or not, I am looking forward to connecting with you and partnering with YOU to help YOU achieve satisfaction and success in life, while ultimately feeling empowered in YOUR own wellness journey.

— Nataly Kuznetsov, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in NAPA, CA

I specialize in the high-achieving student or professional with perfectionism.

— Jackie Lee, Therapist in Dallas, TX

I work with many hardworking individuals who are struggling to manage stress at work. Whether it's giving a presentation to a group of coworkers, meeting the expectations of a demanding boss, or anything in between, I help clients identify internal conflicts that are holding them back and keeping them from success. Together, we identify root cause issues that are contributing to work stress and how to make informed decisions about what it best for clients and their careers.

— Catherine Reynolds, Clinical Psychologist in Atlanta, GA

Specifically, I work with folks in higher education and especially those in STEM PhD. You may feel alone, isolated, and like an impostor, anxious to talk to others about how you feel. Maybe your research isn't progressing as quickly as you think it should, and you've equated that to a lack of personal progress. Maybe you are struggling to explain how you're feeling because you are stuck in an analytical and objective mindset.

— Anastasia Scangas, Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

Whether you are considering a job change, feeling burnt out at your current position, feeling disrespected, or are just simply depressed when you think about work, therapy can help!

— Constance Thorsnes, Marriage & Family Therapist