Most of us spend more time at work than at home, and therefore the workplace should be an environment where we feel safe, comfortable, and fulfilling. However, because of the nature of society, our values are often conflicted and work becomes unbearable. In fact, workplace bullying is on the rise, and though statistics vary, some studies reveal that nearly half of all American workers have been affected by this problem, either as a target or as a witness to abusive behavior against a co-worker.
Examples of common workplace issues include:
- Poor job fit
- Mental anguish
- Low motivation and job dissatisfaction
How a Therapist Can Help
Counseling, Coaching, or Consulting for work and career issues can help an individual better understand their wants and needs and approach alternative ways to handle work-place tension and possibly consider professional alternatives. Our goal is to provide a neutral setting where patients can discuss their fears, worries, or stressors to work on fulfilling their values and work toward their life goals. Having a place to establish goals and process these challenges can be effective in reducing or eliminating work-related stress.