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 around, 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
  • Discrimination
  • Low motivation and job dissatisfaction

How a Therapist Can Help

Therapy for work and career issues can help a person develop a better understanding of their wants and needs as well as approach alternative ways to handle tension while on the clock.  Therapy is a neutral setting where patients can discuss their fears, worries, or stressors, and regain control of their happiness.

Psychotherapy 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. A mental health professional can also teach coping skills that will help a person manage work-related stress.

Our team of seasoned psychologists, counselors, and coaches not only have extensive education and training, but also rich personal lives in which we have explored vast aspects of our own career seasons! We would love to invest in you as your explore, 1) explore career path options. We can help you craft your unique career plan and then move backward to identify the action steps you'll need to accomplish that path, 2) enrich, expand, explore, and upgrade in your current career, 2) launch into a new business, 3) help you in a pivot season to explore new opportunities, 4) if you've already accomplished your career goals, we would love to help you recognize ways you can now give back, mentor, write, speak and lead in your area of expertise. 

Life has so many twists and turns - which can make you a nervous wreck - or, if approached from a healthy soul - can bring fullness and vibrancy to the layers woven together to craft your unique career journey. 

Hear from others who have had UNEXPECTED career twists! Where are you in your career trajectory? Are you starting out, pivoting mid-career, or growing what you're already investing into? Crawford Clinics enjoys being your go-to team of therapists and coaches, to help you in each segment of your career journey!


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