Melissa Russiano is an LCSW in practice that has organically developed into a specialty working with helping professionals deal with burnout
Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania
I like to use the word crispy with my clients as a warning sign for full-blown burnout. Burnout comes from a place of giving more to others without taking care of themselves. It comes from a place of limited work-life balance, a place of minimal boundaries, and a place of limited coping skills. Burnout does not mean that you need to 'take a year off' or completely change careers. It simply means that together we need to analyze what needs to change so you can have a healthy balance in life
Helping professionals enter the field ready to "save the world". Ok, maybe not that dramatic, but you understand my point. How you take care of yourself in that process will directly impact your ability to manage your ability to stay present, focused, and empathetic. Compassion fatigue can present as depression, burnout, anxiety, and a lack of motivation. Together we can develop a plan to create a unique plan to get you to where you want to be and where you thrive.
Life changes frequently and sometimes we are not ready for the new stage that we are entering into. Whether it is from a career change, divorce or relationship change, or empty nest syndrome there will be emotions attached to the transition. Life transitions can impact our self-identity leaving us in a space of questioning whether selling umbrella drinks on a beach in Fiji is your best bet. Life transitions can be scary but also exciting as you start a new adventure.