Is anxiety affecting your career and personal relationships?
Do overwhelming workloads and job demands cause you to feel anxious? Are you struggling with your work-life balance but feel you’re not able to keep up with either? Do you fear that if you don’t fulfill your work demands you might get passed over for a promotion or even lose your job? Are you feeling guilty about not spending enough time with your family because of your hectic work schedule and pressing deadlines?
If you are having difficulty finding a way to fulfill the demands of work and parenting, you may be exhausted and burnt out. You might also be feeling like you’re not a good parent or partner because work is preventing you from giving your family the attention they deserve. At this point, you probably feel like you don’t know what you can do to meet all of life’s demands. You want to make everyone around you happy, but sometimes that means neglecting yourself to make it happen.
Perhaps stress and anxiety are causing you to feel depressed, irritable, emotionally reactive, or disconnected from others. You may feel lonely in spite of having others around you because you’re afraid to share what you’re going through for fear of being criticized or judged. Or you may simply feel that you’re just not good enough for anyone right now. Would you like to find a way to deal with stress and anxiety that protects you, your family, and your personal health?
Anxiety is a Common Human Experience.
Most people experience anxiety from time to time. However, if you are suffering from chronic anxiety, it may be an indication that something in your life is out of balance. Exhaustion from excessive worry about job security or meeting deadlines is probably causing you to work long hours, affecting your responsibilities at home and family relationships. If you’re a young adult trying to climb up the corporate ladder, you may be isolating yourself and avoiding friends and family for fear they won’t understand what you’re trying to accomplish. Or maybe you’re worried that spending time with them will keep you from achieving your career goals.
There is also the possibility that somewhere in your past a traumatic experience or unrealistic expectations you adopted for yourself as a child may be causing you to push beyond healthy limits. Your parents may have pressured you to be perfect at everything you do—to excel in academics or to be a better athlete or performer than your peers. That ongoing quest for perfectionism could be causing you to feel pressured to achieve lofty goals in order for you to truly feel successful in all areas of your life.
Many of us have had to juggle work and family. But when your work-life balance is lopsided it leaves very little time for you to focus on your own wellbeing. As a result, chronic anxiety can cause physical distress, such as increased heart rate, high blood pressure, difficulty sleeping, weight fluctuations, fatigue, headaches, or stomach aches.
Also, not having the time to restore order in your personal and professional life can lead to family friction or total burnout. We all want a happy family life and successful career, but if you don’t take the steps necessary to care for yourself, you run the risk of not accomplishing either one.
Fortunately, counseling can give you the skills and strategies you need to manage your anxiety so you can enjoy your professional and personal life.
Anxiety treatment for professionals can balance your life and career
Anxiety therapy for professionals can teach you the coping skills you need to reduce feelings of burnout and live a more satisfying life. It’s going to free up emotional energy you can give to your family. It will also help you set boundaries in the workplace, which will allow you to spend more time on your relationships and practice greater self-care. Online sessions offer you the opportunity to share your feelings and emotions without fear or judgment. Online and virtual counseling are great options for busy professionals who don’t have
the time to attend face-to-face sessions. It’s convenient and easy to fit into your busy schedule from the comfort of your home or office. Whatever your specific needs are, I can tailor an anxiety treatment plan that is right for you.
The goal of your first session is for me to get to know you and the challenges you’re going through. We’ll also explore the goals you have for your work and personal life. In the following sessions, I’ll help you normalize the anxiety so that you understand that it is often a normal reaction to abnormal situations. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to provide you with strategies and coping skills to restore the balance between your career and personal life. Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) concentrates on finding solutions to current situations rather than on the underlying problems that brought you to therapy. The goal of SFT is to work toward a future where your current stressors have less of a negative impact on your life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) will help you gain control over your emotions and reduce anxiety by identifying negative thoughts and beliefs that may be holding you back while exploring healthier reactions to stressful situations. You’ll learn to practice mindfulness, which teaches you to be aware of the present moment so you can reduce stress, increase focus, and regulate your emotions.
Understanding how to set boundaries in the workplace will be essential to your treatment. For instance, you may need to learn to stand up for yourself and say no to extra work, hours, and unrealistic deadlines to free up time for yourself and your family. This can be difficult to do in some organizational cultures, but during sessions we can collaborate to develop personalized plans and solutions as these challenges arise. Anxiety treatment will give you the skills you need to be happier, healthier, and more productive. In many cases, after a few sessions, my clients have been able take their career to the next level.
I’ve been helping my clients manage their anxiety symptoms for over 15 years and I know that with the right support, healing is possible. As an experienced anxiety therapist who’s helped countless executives and professionals regain a balance between their personal life and career, I know that you can improve your confidence and increase your sense of self-calm to maintain healthier relationships.
Contact me to schedule your 15 minute consultation.
You may have concerns about anxiety treatment…
I feel I may have a better connection with an in-person therapist.
I invite you to schedule a 15-minute session to try the online approach to therapy. Online and virtual therapy can offer you the support you need by eliminating inconvenient commutes and scheduling issues, saving you time. Online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy for many clients. Some prospective clients have concerns about technology diminishing the therapeutic process, but most find that the convenience outweighs these concerns.
I have concerns about privacy with online therapy.
Online anxiety treatment is a discreet method of receiving therapy. Online therapy provides users with complete privacy and confidentiality. I use a HIPAA compliant platform that is bound by local and federal laws, the same as any brick and mortar facility. If you’re hesitant to seek anxiety counseling for fear that others or workplace staff will find out, online therapy eliminates that concern, enabling you to get the help you need discreetly.
My schedule is already hectic, how do I make time for therapy?
Your current schedule probably leaves you very little personal time to work with. Using online therapy, you can get the emotional care you need to manage anxiety successfully without spending extra commuting time to my office. I specialize in working with busy professionals and executives who are struggling to gain control over their career and personal lives. Your time is very important to me and I will work with you to develop solutions that fit your life.
You Can Free Yourself From Anxiety And Begin Living Your Best Life
If you’re ready to ensure your emotional health and improve life-work balance, call me at 706-888-4319 or click here for a 15-minute introductory phone or virtual consultation.