Burnout Prevention & Recovery Therapy in Chicago

You’re always the one your supervisors come to when they want the impossible done with zero budget.

 And you take pride in the fact that you have consistently been able to move mountains to get it done. But lately, a combination of difficult co-workers, revolving leadership, changing responsibilities and an increasing workload have contributed to work being more challenging. Most days, you feel like you’re simply being paid to put out fires. Maybe you could benefit form burnout prevention and recovery therapy in Chicago?

You’re overwhelmed and finding yourself feeling resentful of increasing demands on your time.

Everyday, you’re battling an unmanageable inbox, numerous phone calls to return and multiple people constantly wanting your attention. Postponing vacations, working over weekends, being attached to your email—what sometimes seems like 24 hours a day—have become the norm for you.  

Your dissatisfaction with work is also bleeding into your personal life.

Doctor’s appointments, yoga classes and dinner dates with friends now require time, effort and energy you no longer have to give. Even volunteer projects and philanthropic activities that once were fulfilling, feel like a burden. You feel pessimistic and emotionally exhausted—like you’re constantly running on fumes.

You’re not sleeping well—not exercising. You’ve gained more weight than you’d care to admit. You’re drinking a little too much wine in the evening to relax. You are excessively sweating or have acid reflux. Your mind is constantly racing—trying to anticipate the next fire and how to put it out. You feel like you are always “on.”  It’s taking you longer to complete simple projects and you’re afraid you might be losing your edge or worse—teetering on the edge of breaking down.

Some days, you wonder if you’ve done all of this to yourself. You thought this most recent promotion would make you feel happier and set you up for greater professional success. But you’re starting to realize you’re feeling the opposite—drained, depleted and questioning your career path. You don’t even know what success even looks like for you anymore. 

Maybe you’re in denial about how bad the situation is and can benefit from burnout prevention and recovery therapy.

You know you are going through a difficult time but hope it’ll pass and you’ll be able to rebound and manage as you have always done before. But if you’re honest with yourself, this feels different. Your usual confidence in yourself to get things done is starting to feel shaky. Maybe it works for other people, but you no longer believe you can really have a balanced life and be happy in your career.

You daydream about quitting and being free but are concerned about how to make it work financially or how your peers and family members might judge you if you walked away. You know countless people who would love to have your position and professional opportunities—which makes it even harder to think of giving them up.

You feel stuck. You just honestly don’t know what your next step should be.

You recognize the need to plan for your future but right now, you don’t have the bandwidth to devote any time to even think about it. We provide burnout prevention and recovery therapy in Chicago. Your life can be different with a little direction and a lot of support. 

Burnout Counseling Chicago Charism Counseling - Tiffany Green

 

“It’s your job to be curious. To discover what matters. Then to give yourself over to it fully. But none of this is entirely possible, if you are not practicing self-care.”

~ Julieanne O’Connor

Burnout Therapy in Chicago - Charism Counseling Center

Burnout Prevention & Recovery Therapy in Chicago

You’re always the one your supervisors come to when they want the impossible done with zero budget.

And you take pride in the fact that you have consistently been able to move mountains to get it done. But lately, a combination of difficult co-workers, revolving leadership, changing responsibilities and an increasing workload have contributed to work being more challenging. Most days, you feel like you’re simply being paid to put out fires. Maybe you could benefit form burnout prevention and recovery therapy in Chicago?

You’re overwhelmed and finding yourself feeling resentful of increasing demands on your time.

Everyday, you’re battling an unmanageable inbox, numerous phone calls to return and multiple people constantly wanting your attention. Postponing vacations, working over weekends, being attached to your email—what sometimes seems like 24 hours a day—have become the norm for you.  

Your dissatisfaction with work is also bleeding into your personal life.

Doctor’s appointments, yoga classes and dinner dates with friends now require time, effort and energy you no longer have to give. Even volunteer projects and philanthropic activities that once were fulfilling, feel like a burden. You feel pessimistic and emotionally exhausted—like you’re constantly running on fumes.

You’re not sleeping well—not exercising. You’ve gained more weight than you’d care to admit. You’re drinking a little too much wine in the evening to relax. You are excessively sweating or have acid reflux. Your mind is constantly racing—trying to anticipate the next fire and how to put it out. You feel like you are always “on.”  It’s taking you longer to complete simple projects and you’re afraid you might be losing your edge or worse—teetering on the edge of breaking down.

Some days, you wonder if you’ve done all of this to yourself. You thought this most recent promotion would make you feel happier and set you up for greater professional success. But you’re starting to realize you’re feeling the opposite—drained, depleted and questioning your career path. You don’t even know what success even looks like for you anymore. 

Maybe you’re in denial about how bad the situation is

and can benefit from burnout prevention and recovery therapy.

You know you are going through a difficult time but hope it’ll pass and you’ll be able to rebound and manage as you have always done before. But if you’re honest with yourself, this feels different. Your usual confidence in yourself to get things done is starting to feel shaky. Maybe it works for other people, but you no longer believe you can really have a balanced life and be happy in your career.

You daydream about quitting and being free but are concerned about how to make it work financially or how your peers and family members might judge you if you walked away. You know countless people who would love to have your position and professional opportunities—which makes it even harder to think of giving them up.

You feel stuck. You just honestly don’t know what your next step should be.

You recognize the need to plan for your future but right now, you don’t have the bandwidth to devote any time to even think about it. We provide burnout prevention and recovery therapy in Chicago. Your life can be different with a little direction and a lot of support. 


“It’s your job to be curious. To discover what matters. Then to give yourself over to it fully. But none of this is entirely possible, if you are not practicing self-care.”

~ Julieanne O’Connor

Smiling African American Professional Woman - Tiffany Green - Therapy for Women in Chicago, Illinois

Hi, I’m Tiffany Green & I’m a Burnout Therapist in Chicago

If you’re currently experiencing burnout symptoms, you do not have to manage on you own. I provide burnout therapy to clients in Chicago to prevent and recover from burnout. Here’s how I can help. In our work together, we’ll examine the impact of workplace trauma and toxicity on your body, energy level, relationships and overall quality of life. We’ll identify emotions and thought patterns contributing to your current work-life imbalance.

You’ll gain a better understanding of boundary setting and identify personal values to create a more aligned plan for your career. We’ll also outline steps to reconnect with friends and family and introduce more life-giving experiences and activities to allow for greater joy and connection.

Burnout Prevention and Recovery Therapy in Chicago FAQs

What are the symptoms of burnout?

Burnout symptoms may vary but are generally the result from chronic workplace stress that has not been effectively managed. Symptoms are characterized by three criteria: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job or increased feelings of negativity or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficiency and efficacy. Individuals who have heavy workloads or work long hours; struggle with work-life balance; work in helping professions; or have little or no control over their work environment are more susceptible to burnout. Source: World Health Organization; The Mayo Clinic

What causes burnout?

Burnout does not occur in a vacuum. Many work-life balance and personality indicators can exacerbate burnout symptoms. However some of the most common factors contributing to burnout, include: feeling a lack of control to influence decisions that affect one’s job like schedule, assignments or workload; having frequently changing job expectations or lack of role clarity; experiencing bias or unfair treatment at work; managing unmanageable workloads; having unreasonable time pressure to complete tasks and assignments; having lack of social support from colleagues and/or poor communication with supervisors. Sources: The Mayo Clinic; Gallup

Is burnout a recognized health condition?

Burnout isn’t yet a medical diagnosis, and some medical experts actually believe burnout may be closely related to depression. However, in 2019, the World Health Organization recognized burnout as an “occupational phenomenon” increasing recognition of the condition and acknowledging burnout as a more common occurrence in our modern society. Sources: The Mayo Clinic; World Health Organization

Should I see a therapist for burnout?

Speaking with a therapist can be helpful to reduce chronic workplace stress in an effort to prevent or address burnout symptoms. Therapists can offer insights and interventions to stop burnout symptoms from accelerating. Therapists can also support clients in determining the best course of action for their career given their unique circumstances. 

Are women more likely to experience burnout?

A 2022 study conducted by McKinsey and Lean In which surveyed 65,000 people in the United States corroborates that burnout has been rising for women since the pandemic. The research shows the burnout gap between women and men has almost doubled since the previous year. While the numbers are increasing for both genders, they are rising more quickly for women. About 42% of women and 35% of men in corporate settings have felt burned out in the last few months (up from 32% and 28% respectively in 2021). One of three women surveyed in the report say they have thought about downshifting or leaving the workforce compared to 2021, when the number was one in four.  Sources: Women in the Workplace; Harvard Business Review