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Getting to the Root of Career Burnout

In the quest to understand and mitigate career burnout, it’s crucial to first identify its sources. Burnout can stem from various factors including an overwhelming workload, unrelenting deadlines, or a toxic work environment. It might also arise from a misalignment between one’s personal values and the job’s demands or lack of control over work. Recognizing these stressors is pivotal in crafting an effective response strategy.

Combat Career Burnout with Boundaries

If you’re hoping, needing or willing to stay in your current career, it’s okay to think about how to better your overall experience instead of changing career path’s all together. Therefore, setting boundaries is non-negotiable. It’s about learning to say no to tasks that overextend one’s capacity or don’t align with core professional goals. Prioritizing tasks based on urgency and importance, delegating when possible, and carving out time for breaks can significantly alleviate stress. This approach not only fosters a healthier work-life balance but also enhances productivity and job satisfaction.

Seek Support & Feedback

Career burnout sometimes leaks into our personal life, but often doesn’t help us resolve the issue. If we find ourselves venting to friends, partners and family, we may feel more like a negative energy than solution seeking. Seeking support and feedback means being open to hearing outside perspectives, and sometimes, it’s best to come from a non-intimate partner.  Whether it’s seeking guidance from a mentor, sharing concerns with a trusted colleague, or engaging in professional counseling, external support can provide fresh perspectives, emotional relief, and practical strategies to manage stressors effectively. Feedback can also illuminate blind spots in one’s work habits or help recalibrate expectations.

Take Care of Yourself

We get it–it’s generic, cheap, simple– but it’s truly astonishing how little we put back into our personal needs. Before glossing over this section, really think about how you take care of yourself, your needs, wants and feelings. If you’re not sure how to assess that, we have a blog about the “Dimensions of Wellness” that offers a pretty wholesome self-assessment that may be helpful.  >> 👓 Read More Here <<

 

However, it is true that at the heart of addressing burnout is self-care. This encompasses a spectrum of practices from ensuring adequate sleep, maintaining a nutritious diet, engaging in regular physical activity, to pursuing hobbies setting boundaries, being mindful about self-talk and applying relaxation techniques.

Mindfulness practices, such as meditation or deep-breathing exercises, can particularly be effective in mitigating stress and enhancing overall well-being. Remember, a well-rested and healthy individual is more equipped to handle workplace challenges and recover from burnout.

Moving Beyond Burnout

Sometimes, persistent career burnout is a clarion call for change. This might involve seeking new job opportunities, transitioning to a different industry, or upgrading skills through further education or training. It could also mean reevaluating your career path or taking a break to reassess and realign personal and professional goals. This may feel scary and overwhelming, but in the long run, may be well worth the courage it takes.

 

Exploring career options  requires an open mind and possibly some guidance from career counselors, therapists or mentors to navigate the transition effectively. It’s common for people to enter therapy for guidance related to big life changes, commonly known as Life Transitions Therapy. It just so happens, we have a few therapists who specialize in helping people cope with change. >> Learn More Here <<

 How Therapy Helps During a Career Crisis

How Professional Guidance Helps Career Burnout Recovery

Therapy offers a vital lifeline during a career crisis by providing a structured environment to navigate change. It helps individuals deconstruct the overwhelming aspects of their professional lives, breaking them down into manageable parts. Therapists work with individuals to identify sources of stress and dissatisfaction, helping them understand the underlying emotions and thoughts that fuel their career angst. Through various techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or solution-focused brief therapy, individuals learn to cope with change more effectively, developing adaptive strategies and a flexible mindset that can weather the uncertainties of shifting career landscapes.

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Aligning Personal Values with Professional Goals

One of the most significant aspects of therapy during a career crisis is its role in helping individuals identify and articulate their personal values and needs. A therapist can guide clients through introspective exploration, helping them to uncover what truly matters to them in their professional and personal lives. This process often reveals mismatches between an individual’s current career path and their core values or desired lifestyle. By bringing these insights into focus, therapy can aid individuals in making informed decisions that align more closely with their authentic selves, leading to more satisfying and sustainable career choices.

Cultivating Confidence & Assertiveness

Therapy can significantly bolster an individual’s confidence and assertiveness, which are crucial during a career crisis. Through therapeutic dialogue and exercises, individuals can build self-esteem and learn to value their skills and contributions. Therapists often employ techniques that challenge self-limiting beliefs and encourage a more positive self-narrative. As clients become more assertive, they’re better equipped to advocate for themselves in the workplace, negotiate effectively, and make bold decisions that reflect their true aspirations. This newfound confidence can transform the way they approach their career, opening up new possibilities and pathways for professional fulfillment.

Final Thoughts on Overcoming Career Burnout

In conclusion, navigating the complexities of career burnout and crisis requires a multifaceted approach, and therapy stands as a powerful ally in this journey. Whether it’s understanding and managing the inevitable changes that come with professional life, aligning personal values with career goals, or building the confidence needed to make assertive decisions, therapy provides the tools and support necessary for individuals to thrive.

By addressing the root causes of career burnout and fostering a deeper understanding of personal motivations and strengths, individuals can emerge from a career crisis more resilient and equipped to face future challenges. Remember, seeking help during these trying times is not just about overcoming immediate hurdles but also about laying the groundwork for a fulfilling and sustainable career path. With the right strategies and support, navigating career burnout and crisis becomes not just manageable but an opportunity for growth and renewal.

FAQ's About Therapy for Career Crisis, Burnout & More in New Jersey

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What is your cancellation policy?

We ask that clients provide at least 24 hours notice in the event that they need to cancel to avoid the 50% cancellation fee. we understand that life happens and do our best to be flexible & reschedule.

Does my insurance cover my visits?

We provide”Courtesy Billing” for clients who are using the Out-of-network insurance benefits.

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Do you offer traditional talk therapy?

of course! though we have some unconventional therapy approaches, we are rooted in evidenced based practices. Talk therapy is a major player in the therapy room! See What we Treat and Integrative Services for more information

Is Online Therapy As Effective As In-Person Therapy?

Online therapy is essentially face-to-face counseling, just conducted remotely. Studies show that teletherapy is as effective as traditional counseling. Professional organizations and state governments recognize its benefits and have set regulations for it. However, like any therapy, its success in achieving your goals isn’t guaranteed. It’s important to discuss with your therapist whether teletherapy is working for you.

Can I Change Therapists If I'm Not Happy?

Yes, you can switch therapists to another provider within the practice, or we can provide you a referral if preferred. We want to ensure that your time and effort are well spent, and that you are getting the relief you need, that’s why we work collaboratively with each other in the practice, as well as outside therapists who we know and trust.

How Do I Know If Therapy Is Helping?

You should feel like you’re making progress. Signs it’s working include:

Feeling comfortable talking to your therapist
Your therapist respects boundaries
You’re moving towards your goals
You feel listened to
You’re doing better in life
Your self-esteem is getting better

Is Online Therapy Easy to Use for Non-Tech-Savvy People?

Yes, it’s pretty simple to access sessions. You’ll need basic internet skills, such as opening and visiting the patient link sent to you via email. It’s similar to video chatting like Facetime or Zoom. We can also walk you through it on the phone the first time to ensure a strong connection

What Questions Should I Ask My New Therapist?

Feel free to ask anything. Some good questions are:

  • How often will we meet?
  • What do you specialize in?
  • What experience do you have with my issue?
  • What outcomes can I expect?
  • How will I know I’m progressing?
  • How long do you usually work with clients?
  • How will we set my treatment goals?

How Should I Prepare for My First Session?

Showing up is all that you need to do! But if you really want to get the most out of session, it could help to take some time to think about what you want from therapy. It helps to write down your goals, questions you have or things that you feel are important to share. 

What is the difference between associate therapists & fully licensed therapists?

Our Qualifications:

Our founder, Rebecca Sidoti, is a highly qualified, state-licensed therapist and supervisor with extensive training in anxiety related disorders and innovative treatment such as Ketamine Therapy. Mind by Design Counseling adheres to standards set by the our governing counseling boards.

To see each providers credentials, training and licenses, visit our “Meet the Therapists” Page to learn more.

 

  • LAC/LSW are therapists who may practice clinical work under the supervision of a fully licensed therapist.
  • LPC/LCSW are therapists who have completed the necessary clinical hours post-graduation under supervision and can practice clinical work independently.

What Geographic Areas Are Served?

Currently, we serve clients in New Jersey and are expanding to other states as telehealth laws evolve. While telehealth offers the convenience of attending sessions from anywhere, state laws require clients to be in-state during their session.

Is Virtual Counseling Suitable for Everyone?

Online therapy might not be as effective for individuals with chronic suicidal thoughts, severe trauma, significant mental health history, or those recently in intensive care. Such cases often benefit more from traditional, in-person counseling. We’ll help you decide if our online services are right for you during your intake and evaluation.

What Equipment is Needed for Online Therapy?

To join a session, log in using the credentials we provide. No downloads are needed. Our platform, compatible with both individual and group sessions, requires:
A computer or mobile device with a webcam and internet access.
We’ll help you test your setup before your first appointment to ensure a reliable connection. iOS users should use the Safari browser for mobile and tablet sessions.

What Questions Will Therapists Ask Me?

It depends on your goals. Expect questions about your thoughts, feelings, relationships, work, school, and health. They’ll ask to understand your therapy goals.

How Do You Keep Client Information Secure?

Security and Confidentiality of Sessions:
Your privacy is crucial to us. We use TherapyNotes, a HIPAA-compliant platform, ensuring secure and confidential teletherapy sessions. This platform’s security features include encrypted video connections, secure data transfers, and encrypted databases, ensuring your information is safe at all times.

What is VRT used for?

we use VRT to support Exposure Therapy, a long standing traditional therapy modality to treat phobias, anxiety and stress. we send a headset directly to your home so you can access VRT from anywhere.

VRT not only helps with exposure therapy for phobias, but is great for ADHD, mindfulness, PTSD and social anxiety.