Burnout is a special type of stress – and it doesn’t just come from working long hours (although that can certainly contribute over time). Burnout can be caused by a variety of factors including a lack of work/life balance, unclear job expectations, a dysfunctional workplace, a lack of support or poor job fit. Those who work in a helping professional are especially at risk. Common symptoms of burnout include depression, cynicism and lethargy. If left unaddressed, burnout can affect your physical health contributing to numerous ailments including insomnia, high cholesterol and heart disease. But the good news is that burnout does not have to be a permanent condition. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s burnout experts to start your journey towards recovery!

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Experiencing a chronic high-level of unmanaged stress in your workplace or occupation (think balance in home/family management) is unfortunately not uncommon. Fortunately, if you allow yourself the time to look at the big picture with me, I know we can find some changes to make for your life to feel better overall. Sometimes this is in the small changes, and other times in much bigger ones, which might have felt too overwhelming before but I hope to support you in making it more realistic.

— Joy Walsh, Clinical Social Worker in Glen Ellyn, IL

If you struggle with burnout, you may experience feelings such as exhaustion, detached emotions, hopelessness, and disengagement. Additionally you may feel an emotional toll, depression, and a loss of motivation. These feelings are not normal for you and your tolerance for them is gone.

— Amanda Alberson, Counselor in Westminster, CO

Burnout or compassion fatigue, is an experience you may have in a helping role, either in your professional or personal life, or under constant stress. Some signs may be: Feeling hopeless, detached, burdened Difficulty concentrating Low ability to empathize Withdrawing from activities you love Irritability, frustration Know that it’s okay to ask for help. We can work together to help you find out what needs to change and how you can be nourished and show up in your life the way you want to.

— Christina Hughes, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Burnout happens when you've reached a state of complete exhaustion, mentally, emotionally, or physically. It's accompanied by a lack of drive or motivation, and when it's really bad - feelings of depression and hopelessness. Burnout is hard to muscle your way through since the reason it's finally arrived at your doorstep is because you HAVE been muscling your way through. It's just that it isn't working anymore.

— Lauren Timkovich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Many of my clients through the years have been overworked, overcommitted and felt undervalued at their places of employment. I have successfully helped many men and women in their quest for a more fulfilling career path. I have also addressed caregiver burnout; this is a huge concern as many are taking care of loved ones.

— Michelle May, Counselor in West Bloomfield, MI

Burnout is emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion that is brought on by prolonged stress in your life, whether that be from work, being a caregiver, or being in toxic or difficult relationships. You can think of it as an ongoing state of overwhelm or anxiety, and no matter how hard you try to rest, it doesn't seem to get any better. I work with my clients to identify this issue and acknowledge where behavior, thought, and emotion can be shifted to decrease burnout.

— Shelby Milhoan, Psychotherapist in Towson, MD

According to recent research, over 80% of employees are at risk of experiencing burnout this year. In today's society, mothers are expected to juggle numerous roles and responsibilities without considering the demands of such multitasking. Often, we lack the support of others or feel unsafe when it comes to expressing our needs. We spend so much time taking care of others that we forget to take care of ourselves. I adopt a solution-focused approach, I aim to provide the support needed.

— Shayna Redding, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

OMG Burnout! We are hearing so much about it and I am thrilled. Lets talk about it and keep talking about it, how to notice it and recover while maintaining balance to prevent it. I have attended training by Emily Nagoski and adore her books on burnout and sexual health. I assist clients in identifying their unmet needs, use science to "complete the stress cycle," and use tools to stay balanced so we don't repeatedly get burnout.

— Katie Doyle, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA

Burn Out Counseling helps you rise above your challenges and start moving towards your ideal life with less less confusion and more confidence. You will adopt the new mindset you need to prioritize yourself so you can take care of you and know what you want and have the confidence to go after it. I've helped adults, whose life is "perfect on paper" but know something is missing, to identify what is holding them back from living a life they love. They make BIG knowing that they are not "too much"

— Hannah Brents, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brookline, MA

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion resulting from prolonged stress and overwhelming work demands. In therapy, we explore the unique factors contributing to your burnout, identify coping strategies, and foster resilience. Together, we work towards restoring balance, setting realistic boundaries, and cultivating self-care practices to promote a healthier, more sustainable approach to life and work.

— Jane Navas, Licensed Professional Counselor in Montclair, NJ

I treat a number of fellow clinicians and medical professionals who are experiencing compassion fatigue. I also work with those in creative fields who are experiencing professional burnout and blocks.

— Erika Gray, Clinical Psychologist in ,

Having worked in the healthcare industry for almost 10 years, I have personally known the emotional and physical impact that burnout from our workplaces, lifestyles, or relationships can have on us. I work with you to identify the underlying causes of burnout and strategize how to manage burnout and restore your life to balance.

— Lauren Timkovich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Burnout is one of the most pervasive issues in our over-functioning society. And it often comes at a costly expense to us. Maybe you're a burnout worker bee, maxed out parent, overwhelmed caregiver, or stressed student and need a place that will hold space for you without judgment and shame. Therapy can be beneficial in understanding how to slow down and notice how far we are pushing ourselves. Therapy is the guardrail on the road of our endeavors, keeping us safe before burnout crashes us!

— Arielle Grossman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in SACRAMENTO, CA

If you struggle with burnout, you may experience feelings such as exhaustion, detached emotions, hopelessness, and disengagement. Additionally you may feel an emotional toll, depression, and a loss of motivation. These feelings are not normal for you and your tolerance for them is gone.

— Amanda Alberson, Counselor in Westminster, CO

You're not feeling as productive at work and struggle to get up in the morning. You're desire in your relationships has waned and you just want to zone out most of the day. Calling out sick is becoming a weekly consideration. Burnout from work and your relationships is common AND treatable. Together we can help you identify the causes of burnout and create a plan to bring more meaning back to your life.

— Kristin Tand, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

Extreme mental and psychical exhaustion makes it much more difficult to manage our emotions. This can lead to meltdowns or intense anxiety and can also result in an increase in reduced tolerance for sensory sensitivities. I help clients get out of burnout by supporting them: Attend to sensory needs, spending time unmasked, ensuring accommodations are in place, practicing good boundaries in relationships, and engaging in activities that feed them

— Allison Freeman, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Belmont, NC

I specialize in helping clients recover from burnout, particularly those affected by toxic, high-performance workplaces. Our focus is on managing stress, enhancing self-care, and establishing a healthy work-life balance. We'll identify key stressors and implement strategies to set sustainable professional boundaries, empowering you to thrive in both your personal and professional life.

— Indya Clark, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Managing and recovering from stressors that lead to feelings of decreased motivation and disconnection from the self; practicing effective self-care and finding ways to relax both physically and mentally.

— Celestine David, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY