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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You’ll Be “Found Out” As A Fraud You Just Don’t Have It Together, Even Though Others See It Not Feeling Good Enough Or Capable Enough Critical Inner Monologue Constantly Questioning Yourself Comparing Anything/Everything & “Falling Short” Believing You are Underperforming or Not Reaching Your Potential Limiting Beliefs About Your Ability to be Successful Taking “Whatever You Can Get”

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

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

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

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

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

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

For many First Responders, EMS personnel, Emergency Department personnel things seemed to be going fine until it wasn’t, and really, WTF is that all about anyway? Why is this happening? The weight of the responsibility for other lives, doing the job to others' expectations, and trying to maintain your own levels of job performance can get exhausting. Then it's about trying to find the internal resources to be present for family and/or partners.

— Susan Roggendorf, Therapist in Bettendorf, IA

You dread the day before it starts and drag yourself through work. This gig is boring and demanding. Hard when you are such a perfectionist. All you have time to do is eat, sleep, wash, rinse, and repeat. Seeing friends is harder than when you were in school. You know it's time to make a change but feel caught between a rock and a hard place. With proven therapy techniques,such as ACT and CBT, I accompany you, and partifularly Millennials, on a path with more ease.

— Tralee Johnson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

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

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 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

Are you struggling to manage your job AND life at the same time? These days the boundaries can get a little blurry. Let's figure out how to effectively manage your job and home life

— Megan Delp, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, 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

Part of my own story is making a career change from government and consulting in the national security community to the mental health field. As someone previously involved in supporting decision-makers in a high-intensity environment, I've developed a toolbox for coping with stressful job settings and protecting personal wellbeing. I look forward to working with you on ways to navigate job stress.

— Elizabeth Harvey, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ,