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

I also specialize in using CBT for treating job and career stress, including executive leadership stress, imposter syndrome, burnout, work relationship problems, adjustment difficulties, career dissatisfaction, workaholism/work addiction, performance problems, and other struggles that may arise for employees, entrepreneurs, leaders, business executives.

— Ross Nelson, Clinical Psychologist in Palo Alto, CA

Learning to have difficult conversations in the workplace may require learning new skills in communication. These difficult conversations can lead to better job assignments/roles and also to greater recognition of your contribution in the workplace. These skills often translate into better relationships in your "real life" as well.

— Andrea Rogers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

Most people spend most of their waking hours at work. If the situation at work is creating stress, it can affect all areas of your life. Working together, I can help you to find ways to either minimize the stress at work, find ways to cope with the stress, and in some instances, help you decide if you need a new job, or career. Navigating a job or career change can be difficult when you have invested so much into your current job/career. Working together can ease that difficulty.

— Alicia Philipp, Counselor in Avondale Estates, GA

Call it whatever you need to - burnout, compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, moral injury. The trouble you have with job stress you have is NOT your fault. As a helping professional you likely feel the constant tug of war between caring for people and needing to somehow take care of yourself. I can help you figure it out in a way that lets you continuing being the kind and compassionate person you are without getting burnt to a crisp in the process.

— Megan Carney, Psychologist in Meridian, ID

I also specialize in using CBT for helping people dealing with stress from their careers/job, including imposter syndrome, lack of satisfaction with career choices, relationship conflicts, performance related difficulties, workaholism/addiction, and other stressors that arise as a result of one's job.

— Ross Nelson, Clinical Psychologist in Palo Alto, CA

You do alot. You've got a lot of responsibilities. And, you've got the stress to go along with it. You might notice symptoms of stress when disciplining your kids, during busy times during the day, when trying to pay bills, or when trying to manage a relationship. Stress cleverly disguises itself as depression, anxiety, or anger. Stress, and insomnia, can both be managed with Cognitive Behavioral interventions that are easy to learn.

— Misty Pilgrim, Counselor in ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Having worked in corporate America for two decades I am very familiar with the stress and burn-out that many professionals face. I enjoy working with clients to find meaning in their careers or make professional transitions so they can feel passionate about what they do for a living.

— Mona Klausing, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN DIEGO, CA

Despite the gifts of modern technology, your life, it seems, is busier and less fulfilling than ever. You haven't necessarily had a bad life or anything, and you certainly have got a lot to be grateful for but, still, there's a lingering sense of frustration, exhaustion, and emptiness. Together, we'll explore what is working for you and what is not. We'll work collaboratively to experiment with individualized strategies to reduce stress, compulsive behaviors, or problematic thinking.

— Christy Booth, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

Burn out, Secondary Trauma Stress, Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma are all areas that I have both personal and professional experience. I have been trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Self Compassion.

— Ada Brosier, Clinical Social Worker in Rockford, MI

In my work, both as a therapist and as a organizational consultant, I have witnessed the stressors people face as employees and as managers or leaders of organizations. Personal and work stressors are intertwined and often the result of trying to keep up with unrealistic responsibilities and expectations rather than having a more realistic understanding of what can be done.

— M. Douglas Evans, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Ann Arbor, MI

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

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

Your job might be a major stressor in your life. When are careers are overwhelming and seemingly all-consuming, they tax their emotional and mental health. I can help you find better ways to cope with the demands of your profession while building a stronger sense of self, meaning and identity. I utilize mindfulness practices to help slow down the pace of your life and be more present in the moment. I'll also help you identify roadblocks that can be removed to relieve stress.

— Andrew Rogers, Counselor in Seattle, WA

I have extensive experience as a Behavioral Health Program Manager assisting employeers to identify and address barriers to career satisfaction, setting goals and outlining objectives to achieve self-determined success, coaching to achieve expected workplace behavior, addressing personal factors that interfere with performance and achieving the communication, decision making and problem solving skills necessary for success. Burnout, copassion fatigue among helping proffesionals.

— Shannon Nosenzo, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Marcos, CA

Today's jobs are extremely stressful and demanding. We can work on self care strategies to assist.

— Leigh Carter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Warminster, PA

Most of my clients are in their 20's & 30's. This is a time in live where they are trying to establish their career...or even just try to figure out what they want to do with their lives. Careers, jobs, and money are some of our largest stressors. And I want to help you navigate these waters during this particularly difficult time. You've been hit by the aftermath of a recession, and in the midst of a pandemic, and still have to pay back student loans. Let me help you strategize and cope.

— Cassie McCarthy, Clinical Social Worker

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

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

Sometimes burnout can get the best of us. You may be excellent at what you do, but the constant demands of your career take a toll. You may feel dissatisfied and underappreciated for all the hard work you put in. As a certified Kundalini yoga teacher, I understand the importance of self-care in the face of stress. I aid clients in finding a passion that boosts their professional life and creates a strong life/work balance. I also have the capability to work with clients on mindfulness and yoga.

— Matianna Baldassari, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

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

I was raised in a STEM-focused family, full of scientists and engineers, and obtained my BA in biology in 2009. I wrote my graduate dissertation on the experiences of cisgender female programmers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through experience and research, I have become attuned to the ways in which the cultures of academia, and STEM and technology companies, can interact with your other identities, and am experienced in helping people to navigate this complex issue.

— Paige O'Connell, Psychologist in El Cerrito, CA

I lived and worked at a mindful residential recovery center in Thailand, where I saw many clients suffering from job stress and burnout. I am aware of the impacts of stress, and can use a variety of holistic therapeutic techniques to help people de-stress, including Internal Family Systems, mindfulness-based psychotherapy, stress reduction techniques, breathing, and Tension-Releasing Exercises.

— Emma Donovan, Counselor in St. Louis, MO

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, in Cambridge, MA

I have spent over a decade studying human behavior, leadership, and performance enhancement. I utilize sport and performance psychology principles to help people overcome job-related stress. My master's thesis studied the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral correlates of performance excellence, and in private practice I help high-stress, high-risk, and healthcare professionals retake control over their lives.

— Ian Palombo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

The most common factor in stress at work is responsibilities and bad bosses. From my perspective, this likely means two things. 1) You don’t know your strengths or how to employ those strengths. 2) You allow your bosses to script-out their encounters with you, and this leaves you feeling drained, cold, helpless, etc. Regardless of what causes your work stress, if you want to eliminate it I can help! Lets set up a consultation session and figure out what strategy will bring you the best results.

— Rick Villarreal, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arvada, CO

Leaning how to manage difficult people in the workplace.

— Dianne Haslinger,

Whether you are experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression as a result of your circumstances, our therapists can help. All of our therapists utilize evidence based therapies including Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, Narrative therapy and Acceptance-Commitment Therapy (ACT).

— Acuity Counseling, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA

Our work takes up a big part of our lives. Professional life can be fulfilling but there are times when we find it challenging and stressful. Psychotherapy for work related issues can help you find a fresh perspective and better understanding of what may drive the unhelpful dynamics in your workplace with the hope of finding more creative ways to manage your working life.

— Agata Pisula, Psychotherapist in London,

I am passionate about alternatives to self-care/wellness for stressed workers. I keep an eye out for other possibilities such as reconnecting with purpose and values, community care, and organizing. Other the past 5 years, I have been supporting other therapists in the community mental health setting with stress and burnout.

— Jonathan Benko, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Cruz, CA

Job stress can occur because a work environment is toxic or simply a poor fit for a particular person's strengths, personality, interests, and values. I help clients to make decisions that are right for them and to implement strategic change.

— Janet Civitelli, Psychologist in Austin, TX