Work Stress Therapy in NYC

Are Long Hours at Work Stealing Your Peace? Let's Change That

Discover relief from work-related stress in NYC. Our therapy helps you find balance.

New York City has long been regarded as the city of dreams: you can achieve whatever you set your mind to, as long as you work hard enough. New York attracts passionate, ambitious, hard-working, high-achieving individuals who are willing and ready to work as hard as necessary to accomplish their goals.

For most people, work is not only a way of life and a cornerstone of one’s identity, it’s also a tremendous source of stress, particularly for New Yorkers. According to a report by the American Psychological Association, only 48% of New Yorkers feel they’re doing enough to manage their stress. Among ten common stressors, New Yorkers rank work as the greatest source of stress. Almost 50% of New Yorkers cite long hours, unrealistic job expectations, and an unreasonably heavy workload as significant sources of stress at work. It’s no wonder, then, that most of us feel stressed out all the time.

Do any of the following scenarios describe your sources of stress?
  • Long hours, little sleep, and exhaustion
  • Tying self-worth to work performance
  • Persistent thoughts about career advancement
  • Toxic work culture, competition, lack of respect
  • Difficulty setting boundaries
  • Feeling under constant pressure
  • Lack of work-life balance
  • And more...

Are You Struggling with Work Stress?

Stress can produce a number of physical and mental symptoms.

Physical symptoms of stress can include: headaches, changes in appetite, upset stomach, muscle tension, insomnia, dry mouth, chest pain, and getting sick more often.

Mental symptoms of stress can include: constant worrying, anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, having difficulty relaxing, difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, loss of motivation, loss of confidence, loss of self-esteem, and an increase in negative emotion such as anger, irritability, and sadness.

If stress isn’t managed well and feels chronic and excessive, it can lead to burnout. Burnout can lead to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness; detachment from friends and loved ones; depression; reduced performance at work; emotional distress; and neglecting personal needs.

Do any of the following scenarios reflect your experience of stress or burnout?

  • I’m constantly anxious and can’t relax.
  • I get headaches every day and even though I’m exhausted, I can’t fall asleep at night.
  • I barely eat.
  • I’ve been drinking a lot more.
  • I stress eat all the time.
  • I don’t have the energy to see my friends/family.

Know that you’re not alone.

If you find that work stress has become chronic and overwhelming, affecting both your physical and mental health with symptoms like headaches, insomnia, anxiety, or depression, it's time to seek professional help. Additionally, if your relationships are suffering, you're experiencing signs of burnout such as detachment or emotional distress, your coping strategies aren't effective, your work performance is declining, or you constantly feel a sense of dread or helplessness, reaching out to a therapist is a crucial step. Therapists can provide guidance and effective tools to help you manage work-related stress and regain a sense of balance in your life.

When to Seek Help

With a focus on stress management in NYC at Gold Therapy, you’ll learn to recognize and understand your symptoms of stress and the way that stress has impacted areas of your life beyond work. Your therapist will help you identify your stress triggers so that you feel better prepared when they arise. Our NYC stress management therapists will assess your daily routine and help you come up with a plan to better incorporate self-care and activities that promote relaxation. You and your therapist will talk about how you handle different stressful situations at work, and you’ll receive support in learning how to better navigate those moments that tend to produce stress. This might look like developing clearer boundaries, learning to assert yourself effectively, becoming better organized, managing time more efficiently, and problem-solving successfully. You’ll learn skills to cope effectively with work stress and to achieve a healthy work-life balance. You’ll develop new patterns of thinking that decrease stress and increase self-confidence.

make work (and life) feel manageable