Burnout

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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Burnout is a mental, physical, and emotional state that looks like a mix of depression and anxiety. Some of the most common forms of burnout are pandemic fatigue, work burnout, parenting burnout, caregiving fatigue, and compassion fatigue. I am trained in multiple therapies and approaches to support burnout recovery and burnout resistance.

— Nancy Lee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Foxfield, CO

I love working with clients on healing the effects of prolonged stress. In particular, I love working with women in traditionally male-dominated fields and other high-stress environments. I am here to help the recovering gifted kids and high-achievers who find themselves feeling unmotivated, exhausted, and filled with imposter syndrome. Balancing your ambition with self-compassion is possible! I help clients learn how to tap into genuine motivation and shield themselves from chronic pressure.

— Daniela Childers, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Gainesville, FL
 

Covid-19 has changed the way we live/work & has greatly increased risk of burnout. Burnout manifests as exhaustion, irritability or lacking in self-efficacy in the workplace. This can be due to low staffing, lack of resources, excessive demands, lack of respect/recognition & workplace hazards. The consequences take a toll on our physical & emotional well being. With dedication, compassion and collaboration, I help you cope, regain a sense of control & together we make a plan for moving forward.

— Laura Taets, Clinical Social Worker in Westport, CT

Is the clock ticking ever more slowly at work? Do you wake up dreading the day, and finding that even days off are a drag? Are you feeling uninspired in the areas that used to inspire you? That could be burnout. High performers, at work and at home, are especially susceptible to "square wheel syndrome" - that feeling that everything requires more effort than it should and the loss of "flow". There are ways to address this, but everyone has a different path. Let me help you find yours.

— Pamela Suraci, Marriage & Family Therapist in CA & UT, CA
 

In our world of people-pleasing and perfectionistic expectations, it is no wonder that burnout is rampant. You may have noticed the toll that burnout has taken on your body, self-esteem, and relationships. It's time to get help through therapy. I teach my clients how to heal the underlying causes of burnout and give them the tools, support, and strategies they need to have a fulfilling and meaningful life without feeling so exhausted and resentful. Therapy for burnout is the ultimate self-care.

— Elise Fabricant, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate

In a world where care work is made both invisible and actively devalued, I believe it’s a transformational commitment to consider yourself in your care. TOGETHER, WE CAN WORK TOWARDS: *Creating rejuvenating practices *Tapping into your interests & passions *Embracing your authentic Self *Learning the signs of burnout and vicarious trauma *Setting boundaries that meet your needs *Getting courageously Self-centered

— Ashley Gregory, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,
 

Burnout is a distinctly work-related phenomenon that can be related to depression, anxiety, and other conditions, but is often overlooked or misunderstood. While working at an organization suffering from a high level of employee burnout, I delved into the research of this topic and created an initiative to identify, measure, prevent, and treat burnout. In our work together, we can consider if this is an issue in your life and I can give you tools to address it.

— Margaret (Maggie) Kirlin, Clinical Psychologist in Livingston, MT

It feels like something is off, but you can’t put your finger on what isn’t working or why your not feeling fulfilled. You feel resentful or overwhelmed at work. Your work doesn’t feel meaningful. Each new task feel like a burden. I help you to clairfy your priorities, create a sense of meaning and inspiration, and feel empowered in your life.

— Rachel Potter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York, NY
 

Women who are engaged in their careers often find that living up to expectations of their performance leaves them stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. They face unrealistic pressures to “do it all” that often lead to feelings of burnout and exhaustion. Engaging in your career doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your own mental health and wellbeing. You deserve to feel comfortable and confident in the life you’ve built for yourself!

— Jessica Byrd, Counselor in Tempe, AZ

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.

— Whitney Russell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO
 

Ever feel like everything is just too much? Not getting as much done as you used to? Nothing feels worth it anymore? You may be experiencing burnout. Recognizing what's happening is a critical first step, and then working on balancing work and life--and giving yourself permission to do that--is important. We'll also work on boundary setting and other workplace skills, as well as taking time for yourself: and therapy is that first step.

— Christa Cummins, Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR

I offer therapy and life coaching on burnout treatment, management and relapse prevention through the use of CBT, narrative and solution-focused therapy.

— Dora Daniels, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

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.

— Whitney Russell, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

With our heartstrings tugged, awareness of what we need fades into the background. In a world where care work is made both invisible and actively devalued, I believe it’s a transformational commitment to consider yourself in your care. TOGETHER, WE CAN WORK TOWARDS: *Creating rejuvenating practices *Tapping into your interests & passions *Embracing your authentic Self *Learning the signs of burnout and vicarious trauma Setting boundaries that meet your needs Getting courageously Self-ce

— Ashley Gregory, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,
 

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.

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

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
 

As we've all been learning the last two years, the world is a wild place. For neurodiverse people living in a capitalist society, burnout is pretty much a guarantee, especially if you haven't been equipped with tools and systems that work for YOU. A big impact of long-term burnout is dissociation from the body. In our work together, we will help you reconnect with your body and restructure your life in such a way that you don't have to betray your limits to feel successful and fulfilled.

— Amelia Hodnett, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Seattle, WA

Coaching and Therapy Program, "From Burnout to Bliss" 6 step program specifically designed to help those in the helping professions, moms, and other caregivers to address their unique needs and create flourishing lives and careers.

— Jessi Frothingham, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

Ever feel like everything is just too much? Not getting as much done as you used to? Nothing feels worth it anymore? You may be experiencing burnout. Recognizing what's happening is a critical first step, and then working on balancing work and life--and giving yourself permission to do that--is important. We'll also work on boundary setting and other workplace skills, as well as taking time for yourself: and therapy is that first step.

— Christa Cummins, Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR

You will learn how to create a beautiful balance in your life where you can do all that you want to do with ease and grace. I will teach you many tools to do this including self-care, boundaries, and imagination!!!!!! You will be able to create the life you have always wanted and if you don't know what you want you will have the space to imagine, explore to figure out the possibilities!

— Kirsten Cantley, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY