Maybe you feel really overworked or underpaid or both. Maybe you’re struggling with the perils of entrepreneurship. Perhaps you don’t know how to separate your professional identity from your personal life.

therapy for working professionals

You certainly realize that all this chronic stress can't be good for you. But what is work-life balance, anyway? And how can therapy actually help you in your career?

I’m here to support you through all of these challenges.

Keep in mind that workplace stress often compounds. It's insidious, and you may not recognize the direct impact certain symptoms have on your everyday life. But over time, living this way can erode both your physical and mental health. If you have other mental health issues like depression or anxiety, work-related stress can make them worse.

My clients often come to me because they experience:
  • apathy or frustration related to their work
  • job stress that doesn't get better over time
  • difficulties in their personal relationships
  • low self-esteem
  • physical symptoms of anxiety or depression
  • difficulties setting professional boundaries
  • increased escape behaviors (substance use, overeating, compulsive shopping) as a way to feel good
  • a significant decline in their physical health

Not all work-related stress is obvious (although some of it certainly can be). We live in a fast-paced culture that embraces the nonstop hustle, and many people are used to the 24/7 grind taking over their lives. 

Therapy for Workplace Stress in Michigan

I’m here to help you make a change, gain confidence, and focus on your inherent strengths.

Gaining confidence: If you have low self-esteem, you might be more susceptible to higher stress levels at work. Building confidence can be an invaluable part of your therapy work, and it will help you both professionally and personally.

Integrating feedback: Do you struggle with taking constructive criticism? Do you hate when your boss wants to have a word with you? This often comes from a place of perfectionism or heightened anxiety. Therapy can help you change how you perceive these difficult moments.

Honing in on your strengths: You won't master everything in the workplace, but learning how to channel your attributes often helps reduce stress. It also can help you feel more inspired and creative in your daily tasks.

Do you have this nagging feeling that you're inferior or inadequate at what you do? Do you feel immense stress related to your job performance? Are you worried that others might discover you as a fraud?

While you have little control over how others perceive us, therapy can help you explore the root causes of your feelings. Here are some ways I help clients struggling with imposter syndrome:

Therapy for Imposter Syndrome in Michigan

I’m here to help you to manage your business and your work-life balance in a healthy way.

Building leadership confidence: Even if you’re skilled at what you do, many business owners struggle with delegating, setting boundaries, and managing a team. Therapy can strengthen these invaluable interpersonal skills. 

Our therapy goals may include:

Learning when to turn work "off":
If you're always in work mode, it's hard to enjoy your relationships, prioritize your health, or rest and unwind. Therapy can help you identify how and when to emotionally clock out.

Gaining clarity on your business goals: It's important that you feel like you have direction in moving forward with your professional pursuits. If you feel overwhelmed or untethered about your future, our treatment plan might focus on clarifying your vision.

As a small business owner, you don't just "go to work." You run an entire operation. You're responsible for numerous tasks on a given day, and others likely rely on you for direction and leadership. While managing a business can be exciting, it's undoubtedly stressful.

Therapy for Business Owners in Michigan

I understand the unrealistic demands many employers have on their employees.

I also recognize that learning to manage stress isn't always as easy as thinking positively or practicing self-care. Feeling good in your career — and at home — often requires tackling anxiety and using healthier coping skills when you feel overwhelmed. It sometimes also means processing traumatic events that might be keeping you stuck.

If one or more of these situations sound familiar, I’m here to support you through work-stress therapy in Michigan.

I am here to support you in feeling more fulfilled both at work and in life!

As an entrepreneur and online therapist based in Michigan, I serve Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Bloomfield Hills, Traverse City, and the surrounding areas. Your work environment doesn't need to be the source of unmanageable stress anymore.