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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School, work, parenting, family, friends, finances, obligations, obligations, obligations! It can be too much! Life can sometimes turn into just waiting for the weekend or for that one day off to get chores done and a little, anxiety-filled rest. This is not sustainable. In sessions we can talk about your burnout symptoms and look for ways to feel better and more excited about each day. Even if those obligations cannot be reduced, we can look for ways to get through them without dread.

— Katelyn Sager, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brentwood, TN

I have helped numerous clients find peace again in their lives after experiencing burnout and compassion fatigue. By finding methods of working through these issues such as mindfulness practices, self-compassion and various other methods of identifying self-care plans, and identifying work-life balance, I can help you get your life back on track again and rediscover a whole new quality to life!

— Julia Ayraud, Counselor in Tomball, TX
 

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, Licensed Professional Counselor 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, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I have both lived and professional experience with burnout, as well as invisible chronic illness. Much of my work in supporting you in your recovery from burnout centers around developing self-acceptance and self-compassion, sustainable self-care, boundary setting, and conscious engagement with self, others, and the world.

— Carla Preiss, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

Daily life in modern day society (and corporate America) can be grueling. There is so much pressure and responsibility it is easy to feel overwhelmed and burned out. My counseling practice is here to help you gain meaning and purpose, regulate emotions by practicing your own presence, and establish new healthy perspectives on your life.

— Nick Junes, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Henrico, VA
 

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

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
 

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

You feel depleted. Your personal life and/or your health is suffering because you work all the time. You may be feeling jaded, cynical or hopeless in regards to your job. You are not doing the kind of work that you are capable of and you may feel like you just want to quit.

— Sabrina Basquez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greensboro, 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

Caregiver stress/burnout is a topic I am passionate to work with. Having experience of what is like to be a caregiver, I recognize the challenges many people in that role can have. How easy it is to say "It's fine" when really, you just want a break. I work with caregivers on how to establish a more balanced role within realistic expectations. Always tailored around what is feasible for you.

— Dr. Miglany Gomila, Psychologist in , WA
 

Some days, it feels like you’re moving through molasses. As hard as you try, none of your familiar coping skills can shake you out of this funk. Together we can explore the “why” behind these feelings and develop new tools to handle them.

— Elizabeth Orrick, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Burnout is an experience you may have in a helping role, either in your professional or personal life, or being under constant stress. Some signs may be: feeling hopeless; detached, burdened; difficulty concentrating; low ability to empathize; withdrawing from activities you love; irritability or 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
 

I offer empathetic support for clients experiencing burnout. Together, we explore sources of stress, set boundaries, and prioritize self-care. Through tailored strategies and compassionate guidance, we work towards restoring balance, resilience, and a renewed sense of purpose.

— Jeff Barbour, Therapist in Nashville, TN

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 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

Burnout doesn’t even begin to describe what some folks are going through. I suggest that we are not facing a “shortage” of workers, but rather a resistance from people who are able to put up with exploitative systems. We need a reckoning; a reimagining. Let's explore creative next steps to go from exploited to thriving.

— Shin Ock, Psychologist in North Bethesda, MD
 

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