work and career issues
Most of us spend more time at work than at home, therefore the workplace should be an environment where we feel safe and comfortable. However, because work is where a bunch of different personalities, communication styles, and worldviews gather, things don’t always go smoothly.
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
- Sexual or verbal harassment
- Low motivation and job dissatisfaction
How a Therapist Can Help
Therapy for work and career issues can help you develop a better understanding of your wants and needs, as well as, approach alternative ways to handle tension while on the clock. Therapy is a neutral setting where you can discuss your fears, worries, or stressors, and regain control of your happiness.
Counseling tends to work well when addressing workplace issues because talk therapy such as this can effectively treat depression and anxiety that can stem from these conflicts. Sue Shepard, MFT can also teach you coping skills that will help you manage work-related stress.