When to Consider Counseling for Workplace Concerns

When to Consider Counseling for Workplace Concerns

Today, workplaces can be some of the most exhausting, draining places on the planet. You aren’t alone in facing these issues—many news outlets have reported on why work feels so dysfunctional right now.

But don’t take this to mean you need to ‘get with the program’ or whatever else your co-workers might have suggested in response to your struggles. If anything, the fact that 25% of US workers say their job is the top stressor in life should demonstrate just how valid your feelings are.

At Gateway Counseling in Boynton Beach, our focus is helping you balance your mental health needs, workplace expectations, and Christian beliefs to create the life you’ve worked so hard for. Keep reading to understand when to consider counseling for workplace concerns, and how to take the first step today.

Is It Time to Try Counseling? Ask Yourself These Questions to Find Out

Many people wonder when it’s time to consider counseling, especially when their troubles stem from workplace concerns. After all, there’s still a slight stigma in society when it comes to mental illness. Plus, you may subconsciously feel that you simply need to ‘try harder’ or ‘be a better Christian.’

Take a few moments to ask yourself the questions below. This will help you get a better understanding of what you’re going through and whether it’s time to consider counseling for your workplace concerns.

Am I Experiencing Persistent Stress or Anxiety Related to My Job?

Most jobs are stressful now and then. Whether you have a busy season, a popular product launch, or one particularly persnickety customer, every job can cause anxiety.

But when you have persistent stress or anxiety related to your job? That isn’t healthy, nor is beneficial.

Counseling can help you get to the root of the ongoing stressor and teach you methods for dealing with it. Perhaps more importantly, you’ll also learn to recognize when it’s time to look for a new job and get a fresh start.

Do I Feel Overwhelmed By Work-Related Responsibilities or Expectations?

Some roles are more demanding than others. And it’s no secret that employee stress is at record highs nationwide. This stress can come from many places, one of which being your specific responsibilities and expectations.

In recent years, understaffing has caused more and more responsibility to be thrust upon existing members of the workforce. While this isn’t fair, we understand that you can’t just pick and choose which duties you have the capacity for.

Counseling can teach you coping mechanisms for in-the-moment overwhelm, plus strategies for managing your responsibilities without sacrificing your mental health.

Have I Been a Victim of Workplace Bullying, Harassment, or Discrimination?

Workplace bullying, harassment, or discrimination are all serious matters. You have legal protection against workplace discrimination, and you shouldn’t tolerate this kind of behavior.

However, we understand this is easier said than done. You may fear for your ability to provide for your family or even your safety in this situation. Counseling can help you formulate a safe, actionable plan to file a complaint without compromising your personal safety.

Do I Need Assistance in Improving My Leadership or Management Skills in the Workplace?

Being a leader or manager in the workplace is no easy task these days. You’ll likely find yourself overseeing people of different generations, religions, and cultural backgrounds.

You have a lot of hats to wear, to say the least. Trying to honor your religious beliefs while fulfilling what’s expected of you in the workplace is quite a challenge. But counseling can help you recognize potential areas of improvement and teach you better communication with your employees.

Is My Workplace Culture Negatively Impacting My Mental and Emotional Well-Being?

Workplace culture isn’t always a series of bullet points in an employee handbook. All too often, this comes down to accepted, deeply ingrained toxic behaviors among staff.

And this can cause quite a few ripples in your personal life.

You may start dealing with symptoms of clinical insomnia, anxiety, and depression, which creates a vicious cycle of workplace stress and physical exhaustion. Counseling can teach you to identify and navigate around these patterns, so they stop weighing you down.

How Counseling Can Help with Workplace Concerns

The truth is, today’s workplace is quite complicated. Not only is it hard to do your work—the people you work with and for can also make things more difficult. Every coworker has their own personality. All managers have their own goals and motivations.

Since so many of these issues are universal, it can be hard to realize when it’s time to consider counseling for workplace concerns. Here are a few examples to shed some light on this decision:

  • Performance anxiety. Imposter syndrome and fear of failure are genuine, debilitating issues. Counseling can help boost your self-confidence and teach you to banish negative self-talk effectively.
  • Leadership and management challenges. Being a leader or manager in the workplace isn’t easy. If you’re struggling with things like communication or conflict resolution, counseling can help you practice and hone these skills.
  • Issues with company culture. Toxic workplace cultures are startlingly common, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer silently. Counseling is a great way to explore paths toward positive change.
  • Adjusting to a new role or promotion. This type of change brings new responsibilities and pressures. Counseling sessions can help you decompress, reframe, and ultimately adjust to your new duties.
  • Conflict with colleagues or supervisors. When these conflicts start to impact your job satisfaction and overall well-being, counseling can be extremely beneficial. You’ll learn communication and conflict resolution skills, plus how to rise above these issues and do what’s best for you.
  • Hostile environment or workplace bullying. You never have to tolerate this kind of behavior. But knowing that doesn’t necessarily make it easier to act. Counseling can offer you support and guidance on coping, staying safe, and taking appropriate action.

Take the First Step Today, No Strings Attached

If you responded with even an apprehensive “yes” to any of the questions above, we invite you to contact us at Gateway Counseling in Boynton Beach. You see, attending therapy doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you.

Quite the opposite, in fact. Just consider Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal…”

And you deserve to heal. If you’re ready to learn more about counseling for workplace concerns, with no obligation whatsoever, contact Gateway Counseling today or call (561) 468-6464.

Boynton Beach Counseling Center
Gateway Counseling Center
1034 Gateway Blvd. #104
Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Phone: (561) 468-6464
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