Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands of your life. Most often burnout begins at work, and spills over into the rest of your life. It can leave you cut off and disconnected from the people and activities you love. It can feel helpless because you may be very committed to your job, your team, or need your job to sustain you and your family. For some people burnout is associated with a tough chapter, and for others it is hard to remember a time when it didn’t feel like this. Job dissatisfaction or lack of support in the workplace is a major contributor to burnout. Chronic stressors get imprinted in a way that can deeply affect your mental and emotional well being. I enjoy working with caregivers, medical professionals, other mental health clinicians, and people in health and human services fields impacted by systems and structures that challenge your motivation and dedication toward what matters most.
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