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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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

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 ,
 

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

During the pandemic I worked alongside my medical colleagues in overburdened hospital systems. I am acutely aware that healthcare providers, high achievers, caregivers and front line staff are exposed to vicarious trauma on a daily basis. Many of us feel more than simply burned out – we are experiencing moral injury. We feel listless, numb, disengaged, and drained. I understand the isolation of this experience and have both lived the experience and trained in skills to help.

— Nika George, Clinical Psychologist in omaha, NE
 

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

It's like your brain has stopped working. You have so much to do, but sometimes it just switches off and you realize you’ve been staring at your computer screen for 20 minutes. You’re constantly exhausted, and can’t understand how everyone else is keeping all these balls in the air! What’s wrong with me? Is it ADHD? Burnout? Maybe just existential dread? You’re not alone; Capitalism is a harsh mistress. I can’t fix the world, but I can help you learn how to cope, and how to recharge your brain!

— Nora Mickowski, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , TX
 

Burnout is the perfect storm of inner needs and external demands, resulting in anxiety and depression. In 2013 I began supporting others in their quest to reignite the creativity and resilience that burnout scorched, and I’d love to help you shine brightly again too. See www.meganvanmeter.com for more info and hope to light your way. You don’t have to go through burnout alone in the dark; I’m here to help you create a better outcome.

— Megan VanMeter, Art Therapist

Stress and burnout is at an all-time high. Together we'll help you recalibrate your inner compass so you can move towards a life that honors what's most important to you. I'll help you develop strategies and skills to manage your stress and burnout so you can feel like yourself again. We'll clarify your core values so you can be more intentional about how your invest your time and energy. You'll also gain stills so you can feel more grounded and whole.

— Kristin Miyoko Papa, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Jose, CA
 

Let's be real here, life is fucking stressful. From work, to families, to relationships, and everything in between, it is easy to get caught up obsessing over productivity. In a system that values overwork, it can be incredibly difficult to find balance. I am here to help you find that place where you can be both productive and at peace. It's tough, but it is possible!

— Dr. Elyssa Helfer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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
 

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

Whether you are extremely school or career focused, caregiving for someone with a mental illness or chronic condition, you may be feeling drained to your core. Together, let's find you relief and build a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for you.

— Jackie Lee, Therapist in Grapevine, TX
 

Burnout can lead you to feel like you’re constantly treading water. You’re trying so hard, yet continue to feel stuck & exhausted. I’m here to help you find relief from burnout & build strategies to support yourself from getting stuck there in the future.

— Lindsay Moldovan, Associate 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 may also explore boundary setting and other workplace skills, as well as taking time for yourself: therapy is that first step.

— Christa Cummins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

Career burnout and school burnout are serious, and I am here to help navigate your life by seeing what other ways we can work together to relieve this burnout. We will work together using collaborative theory to ease stress.

— Amisha Gandhi, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Kirkland, WA

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
 

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

I'm particularly adept at supporting health care workers like doctors, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and students of health professions. Other professions I support when people are feeling burnout include code monkeys and tech workers, other therapists and professional helpers, teachers, and social or environmental justice workers.

— Robin DeBates, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA