Most of us spend more time at work than at home, therefore the workplace should be an environment where we feel safe and comfortable. However, because the work environment is a melting pot of different personalities, communication styles, and worldviews; things don’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
- 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 patients can discuss their fears, worries, or stressors, without fear of judgement from the workplace or coworkers and regain control of their happiness in a healthy way.
Psychotherapy tends to work well when addressing workplace issues. Talk therapy can effectively treat depression and anxiety that can stem from these conflicts. A mental health professional can also teach coping mechanisms and distress tolerance skills that will help a person manage work-related stress.