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STRESS & BURNOUT

Symptoms

 

● Emotional and physical exhaustion

● Reduced ability to cope with daily problems

● Problems with mood, including depression and irritability

● Feeling detached

● Increased anxiety and tension

● Increased difficulties with interpersonal relationships

● Physical symptoms, including headaches, GI symptoms, muscle tension, etc.

● More frequent illnesses

● Sleep problems

Do I need help?

Do you have difficulty functioning with your stress on a daily or near daily basis? Has your work or school, family life, or other major areas of your life been negatively impacted by stress? Do you feel like your quality of life has decreased due to stress or burnout? Have you noticed yourself constantly feeling out of sorts or not like yourself? Have your relationships been impacted by your stress?

These are signs you may need additional help. Everyone feels stressed at some point in their life. A big life transition such as a new job, starting college, the beginning or ending of a relationship, or a significant move can all cause upheaval in your life. Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed due to burnout at your job, or perhaps due to family conflict and turmoil, or navigating a new and unknown life circumstance. When we feel burnt out, it can be difficult to know what to do next and see the bigger picture. Some people find it helpful to seek out therapy to help find new perspectives and validation. Psychotherapy can also be helpful for learning new coping skills to navigate stress.

Getting help

Psychotherapy or counseling can help you decrease stress and help you cope. The choice to begin therapy can be a difficult one, and it's important to find a counselor that fits your needs and personality. Please check out my page on Individual Psychotherapy if you are ready for the next steps.