Counseling for professionals with Empower Counseling: 3 Reasons why it can help you
As a professional, there is a great deal of pressure on you. You might be navigating a busy medical practice, managing a law firm, responsible for many clients, or managing employees. Whatever your professional position, it requires a lot from you. It is easy to let work take over your world. It is easy to let your boundaries blur between work and your personal life. Maybe some of you are commenting, “What personal life?”.
There are many reasons why counseling for professionals with Empower Counseling can be beneficial. Today we will focus on three reasons counseling for professionals with Empower Counseling can help you.
Burnout is exhaustion caused by constantly feeling overwhelmed or constantly keeping an unhealthy pace. Burnout is the result of prolonged emotional, mental, and physical stress. Often times burnout is the result of being overworked. If not acknowledged and treated, burnout will affect your mental and physical wellbeing. The effects of burnout will be seen in your work performance, but also in your relationships and social life. Your energy levels will be such that exercise will not sound like an option and your diet can suffer as well.
Some contributors of burnout:
Unmanageable workload for extended periods of time
Too many responsibilities in life
Unmanageable pace of life for an extended period
Empower Counseling can help you move from a place of burnout, or even better, help you avoid burnout.
Our counselors, Kathryn, Adam, and Kristine are all trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy. This is a higher level cognitive behavioral therapy. We will help you recognize any thoughts you are having that are causing anxiety and depression, or simply keeping you from your best life. We will look at your habits and behaviors to see which ones are helpful and which ones are keeping you from the life that you want. Through ACT we will help you move from burnout by specific value work. When you balance your life and your time around your values, life is more fulfilling and enjoyable.
It is easy to wake up one day and think, “what am I doing?”. Life can get so busy, we go from activity to activity without even thinking about it…just fulfilling daily obligations. Counseling for professionals with Empower Counseling will teach you the tools to be mindful and intentional with your time. By examining the eight domains of you’re your life, you will be more clear than ever, what you value…what is important to you in all areas of your life. When what is important to you is front of mind, you have the opportunity to be intentional toward what is important to you. Life is no longer about simply fulfilling obligations every day. You begin living life your way, living your own agenda, instead of the agenda you think you must or should be living. When you spend your time taking action toward what you value, there are no regrets.
Counseling for professionals with Empower Counseling: Boundaries, Boundaries, Boundaries
Once you are clear about what is important to you in all areas of life, we will help you create routines that help you manage your time. Through intentional and mindful time management toward your values, you will be able to arrive at the balance and pace that feels good to you. Instead of moving toward burn out, you will be moving toward a healthier, stronger mental and physical wellbeing. Once you know what is important to you in every area of life, through mindfulness routines you will learn what you must protect with your boundaries. When clear about how you want to spend your time, it is easier to say “no” because you know that saying “no” to one thing, is saying “yes” to the life you want to create.
If counseling for professionals with Empower Counseling sounds good to you, it is easy to get started.
- Reach out through the contact form on the Home Page.
- Set up your first appointment.
- Show up to your appointment ready to grow.
Counseling for professionals is not the only service we offer in our Birmingham area counseling clinic. We also offer counseling for teens, therapy for college students, and counseling for young adults. Specializing in anxiety counseling and depression, we offer in person counseling, as well as online counseling. We see students from Samford, Birmingham-Southern, Auburn University, and the University of Alabama. We can also see students whose permanent homes are in Alabama, but they are off at school in other areas. Call Empower Counseling at 205-730-6570.