Burnout Therapy

Can a Therapist Help with Burnout?

When our work lives become overwhelming, we start to feel thoroughly drained of energy. Ordinary activities are suddenly as strenuous as climbing a mountain, from getting out of bed in the morning to having dinner with friends. We struggle to perform at our usual standard at work, and struggle to enjoy life like we used to.

If you have feelings such as these, you might be experiencing burnout.

Burnout occurs when you experience mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion due to prolonged stress. The condition can affect anyone, whether they go to an office or shop every day, stay at home to provide care for children or parents, or attend classes—or any combination of these.

Burned-out individuals in every field report feeling increasingly despondent and unable to take pleasure in the activities they usually enjoy. There is hope, however. You can bounce back from this bleak place. A skilled burnout therapist can help you recover from burnout and enjoy life again. You can learn skills and strategies to bring spaciousness, peace and joy into your daily life and recover from burnout.

Symptoms and Signs of Burnout

  • Excessive tiredness, exhaustion, or feeling completely drained of energy
  • Insomnia or chronic fatigue
  • Low self-esteem and self-doubt
  • Pessimistic or cynical outlook
  • Procrastination
  • Indifference to things you normally enjoy
  • Lack of productivity or concentration
  • Arriving to work late or leaving early
  • Isolating yourself or withdrawing from those around you
  • Feeling defeated or trapped
  • Irritability
  • Abuse of alcohol or controlled substances
  • Headaches
  • Upset stomach or digestive issues
  • Muscle aches
  • Recurring colds or other ailments

Therapy for burnout

Resolving burnout won’t happen without facing the situation head-on. Our experienced burnout therapists can help you gently explore and understand the possible sources of your burnout and will help you incorporate self-care tools that work for you to help you lead a more peaceful and joyful life.

Once you’ve identified the relevant stressors, they’ll teach you concrete skills and techniques to help you care for yourself, minimize your symptoms, and gain more control over stressful situations. More than that, burnout therapy can help you regain your sense of happiness, hope, and pleasure in life.

Top-Rated Burnout Therapy Treatment in New York

It’s important to choose the right therapist, which is why we make it as easy as possible to find top-rated burnout therapists in New York. No matter how intense your feelings of burnout are, Manhattan Mental Health Counseling has many therapists available to help. We provide outpatient therapy using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, and EMDR, among others, to resolve burnout. Note that our burnout therapists provide online therapy .

The Long-Term Effects of Burnout

Burnout can also take a significant toll on your mental and physical health. Over time, burnout can lead to depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. Prolonged burnout period can also affect your physical health. Burnout has been shown to cause inflammation, to to dysregulate the immune system and to cause very real damages to our nerves (including our longest nerve the vagus nerve) and organs such as the the thyroid.

All burnout stems from extreme and prolonged stress. When you experience stress, a hormone called cortisol floods your body, triggering your fight-or-flight response. If your body produces high levels of cortisol for a prolonged period, you can wind up with chronic inflammation in your body. Inflammation damages cells, tissues, and organs and eventually leads to serious diseases such as autoimmune disorders, cancer or diabetes.

This is why it's crucial to seek therapeutic help for burnout as soon as possible.

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