STRESS & BURNOUT

How do I stop feeling so overwhelmed?

You used to love what you do, but now you’re struggling to focus and get stuff done. You feel exhausted all the time, your emotions are all over the place, and your body isn't working the way it's supposed to. You may feel like you can’t handle being around other people. You feel more drained than you used to and may have more frequent headaches and stomachaches. You've always been proud of who you are and what you're able to accomplish—but now what used to be normal feels next to impossible.

These are the signs of burnout. Burnout happens to high performers and is more common than you may realize. 

You push yourself because you want to do well in life. You're a capable and strong person. Admitting burnout isn't weakness—it’s your first step toward being better equipped to handle everything you’re carrying.

You don't have to continue feeling overwhelmed by your responsibilities. You can find a way to better balance everything you have going on.

Counseling can give you the tools to manage stress and beat burnout so you can feel peace in your life going forward.
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Through counseling, you will learn how to:

  • understand what is happening in your mind and your body

  • know the causes of your stress

  • know just what to do when you feel stressed

  • manage your responsibilities better

  • feel like you're in control of your life again

You will benefit most from counseling for stress and burnout if:

  • you’re aware that your stress is impacting your happiness and relationships

  • you’re open to work on your exercise and diet

  • you’re open to challenging your perspectives

  • you’re willing to practice the tools your therapist gives you on a daily basis

The counseling process:

Therapy will help you identify the areas of life where you’re feeling stressed. The therapist will help you with strategies to cope and lead you through practices that heal your brain so that you can adapt to what stresses you.

 

Each therapy session is 50 minutes long. For best results in treating stress, we recommend at least eight consecutive weeks of therapy. We have found that clients who do not commit to weekly sessions for eight weeks struggle to find satisfaction in meeting their goals and regaining control in their lives.

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What to Expect

Week 1:

The first week is the intake session. The intake session is focused on helping demystify the counseling process. Your therapist will go through your completed paperwork and make sure that you understand what you are consenting to in therapy. Your therapist will also gather more information about you, your social, biological, and psychological history; and anything else that may be impacting your situation. Your therapist will make sure that we clearly understand your goals for therapy and have a plan moving forward.

Week 2 and THE FOLLOWING weeks:

Your therapist will choose treatment strategies that best fit you and help you regain stability in your life. Each session will be focused on the therapist working with you to make sure you feel you are improving. This may require you to practice strategies during your week, between sessions.

 

Intermountain Counseling is committed to creating a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for you so you feel empowered and equipped to overcome the obstacles in your life.

Termination:

Termination is the agreed-upon ending of the therapeutic relationship once goals are achieved and takes 1 to 3 sessions, depending on your needs. Therapy should be a springboard into life; your therapist will work with you to determine that you feel your goals have been met and that you are satisfied with what you have worked on.