Most of us spend more time at work than at home. Ideally, the workplace is an environment where we feel safe and comfortable. However, because the workplace is where different personalities, communication styles, and world views collide, work doesn’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 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 people can discuss their fears, worries, or stressors, and regain control of their happiness.
Psychotherapy can effectively address depression and anxiety that can stem from workplace conflicts. A therapist can also teach coping skills that will help a person manage work-related stress.