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.

Meet the specialists

Working in the arts causes stressors all kinds. When your product is your art (or yourself!) it is hard not to get emotionally invested in the ups and downs of your career. I help clients to find that balance.

— Elle Bernfeld, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
 

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

Job choices and major life transitions are issues for everyone. When you are unhappy at work, it can be difficult to know what to do about it and what to do with the rest of your life. It can spill over into the rest of your life and make decisions difficult. Let's sort through what more you need to know and what is possible to change, together.

— Rebecca Lavine, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cambridge, MA
 

My experiences include supporting those in high-pressure and high-visibility fields such as First Responders, Educators, Therapists, and those in the Performing Artist field including dancers, actors, comedians, and musicians.

— Melissa Nytko, Clinical Social Worker in Elgin, IL

Having worked for professionals, students and the like for a decade, I understand the stress, burnout and fatigue of work is real. Whatever your profession, there are skills that can incredibly improve your wellness at work. You might be debating whether to change jobs or professions, realizing the pain of work overwhelm, interpersonal job conflicts, or a multitude of other work woes. These are all valid and you can feel relief by having support and practicing new skills from therapy.

— Brittany Bouffard, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO
 

Some people aren't looking for a career change but may be struggling with issues such as workplace conflict, time management problems, stress management or work/life balance. We work to identify the key issues and create a plan for positive change.

— Kristi Helvig, Clinical Psychologist in Denver, CO

Work can hands down be the number one stressor in someone's life. Perhaps your high work drive is coming at a cost to your wellness. Maybe there is another element in your work place that is contributing to stress. I have supported many clients in processing, managing and creating balance. We are in this together!

— Carmen Bolivar, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , FL
 

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

Why do we feel so stressed out even when things are going well? Why does our work so often take our energy from us rather than adding to our energy? I learned my way out of work stress and created a life authentic for me, and I have helped others do the same. If you're ready to find peace in your current job or joy in a new one, contact me because I can help.

— Rice Pierce, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Phoenix, AZ
 

With 20+ years of experience in Fortune 100 companies, I know a thing or two about job stress from all levels. As an ex tech executive turned therapist, let me help you.

— Jane Kwon, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Tarzana, CA

Social workers who are stressed constantly at work and cannot find their way out.

— Bethany Raab, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO
 

Leaning how to manage difficult people in the workplace.

— Dianne Haslinger,

Manage the stress of the demands of the job by reclaiming control of your peace, changing your response to toxic coworkers and supervisors, and understand what policy and legal options are at your disposal to defend yourself against microaggressions, discrimination, and harassments.

— Alysia W. McGlone, Counselor