Stress, Burnout & Work Issues Therapy in NYC

Find relief from work stress and burnout, so you can engage in your life according to what is most important to you.

Therapy for Stress, Burnout & Work Issues in NYC

These four words go together, don’t they? “New York Work Stress.”  Anyone living in New York City understands difficult commutes, expensive housing costs, and long work hours.  There is even evidence that contact with crowds in areas of dense population can be stressful. Simply put, New Yorkers know stress.

When work supervisors, peers, and subordinates are productive, respectful, and friendly and work loads are reasonable, and the work content is meaningful – work can be fulfilling and bring down our stress.  But, for most of us, they wouldn’t have to pay us to go if that was our work place.

What is Work Stress or Burnout?

Work stress can be incredibly detrimental to our physical and mental health. Chronic stress responses can put you at risk for heart attacks, hypertension, anxiety, anger, and depression.  If you experience the Sunday Night Blues, you’re likely stressed by Monday morning.

But it is not as though you can quit- and that brings on another stressor that is common to many of our work situations, a lack of choice or control. None of this sounds like all of the preaching of teachers and after-school specials that told you:

“We can be or do whatever we want,”
or “Do what makes you happy.”

Many of us don’t seem to have been fortunate enough to have those options.
So, what do you do?  You can’t quit, you can’t change your work situation, and you can’t take the stress any longer.

People fortunate enough to be employed, endure many challenges.  Work is one of the most stressful aspects of our lives, but at times also enhances sense of worth, efficacy, productivity, and financial security. Awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses, proper assessment of management strategies and systems, effective leadership, communication, organizational skills, and problem solving are all necessary to optimize performance and satisfaction in the workplace.

Common Symptoms of Burnout & Work Stress

If constant stress has feeling weighed down, you may be experiencing significant work stress or burnout if you’re:

  • Feeling exhausted and drained
  • Getting sick often or have lowered immunity
  • Having a sense of failure
  • Feeling defeated or helpless
  • Experiencing anger or taking out your frustrations on others
  • Frequent headaches or physical pain
  • Change in appetite
  • Using alcohol to cope
  • Insomnia or sleep trouble
  • Feeling a loss of motivation or sense of purpose

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Our therapists and coaches have combined decades of experience and are specially trained to provide high quality, compassionate support for your health and wellbeing.

Goal oriented

We’re dedicated to using evidence-based methods to ensure you receive the most effective treatment and meet your goals.

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personalized matching

We know that having a better relationship with your therapist leads to better outcomes, so we carefully match you with the right therapist to fit your unique needs.

compassionate care

It’s important to our therapists that you feel safe, seen, and understood in therapy. Our offices are judgment-free spaces.

Types of Therapy for Work Stress & Burnout

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help with Work Stress

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) provides clients with tools for managing stress. Some skills are focused on altering stressors, while others will help you not to be as stressed by them in the first place.  These are not just positive mantras that you won’t believe, but scientifically supported tools that will help you learn how to change how your sympathetic nervous system responds to stressors at work.

Stress Management Therapy

Our NYC therapists can intervene in ways that will prevent the initial stress response from being as intense and can work with you to give you concrete tools to quickly reduce intense stress and shorten the duration of how long it lasts. By truly learning to manage your stress, you can reduce the physical and emotional toll it takes.  If you let high stress levels go unchecked, not only does it affect your physiology and your emotions, it often impairs our relationships, and can lead to poor work performance. And relationship problems and poor work performance often lead to greater stress responses.
We have all heard the term stress management and you may have attended stress management workshops in school or even at work. You will always come into contact with stressors, especially if you are working. Believe it or not, stressors can be good for you. Short bursts of stress in response to a stressor can sharpen your mind, improve your immune response, and even make you feel good. But, it is important that you have the skills to ensure you don’t let a stress response become prolonged or chronic.

Stressful work environments in New York City are hard enough. Why not get a little help?

Stress, Burnout & Work Issues Specialists

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How Therapy for Stress, Burnout & Work Issues Works

Step one

Connect with your therapist by either completing our matching form or reaching out to our care coordinators over the phone.

Step two

Attend a 45 minute intake session, where you will get to know your chosen therapist. The point of this visit is to learn what brought you to therapy and how we can help.

Step three

In each ongoing session, you and your therapist will use trusted therapy approaches to help you develop and reach your goals. Collaboratively, you’ll connect in a safe, comfortable space to help you engage in your life in the way you want.

You don't have to drag through your work day exhausted and overwhelmed any longer.

Our expert NYC therapists can help you start your path forward. We’ll offer you a judgment-free space to build the skills you need to effectively reduce your stress, increase your agency, and live the life you want.

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