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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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
 

I have many clients coming to me about work-related stress and difficulty with managing work-life balance. I enjoy working with client to learn to set boundaries between themselves and other work staff, as well as learning to fully enjoy their time outside of work.

— Rosemary Cabanillas, Clinical Social Worker in Little Neck, NY

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

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
 

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