Helping Professionals

YOU SPEND YOUR DAYS SUPPORTING OTHERS. WE’RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU.

People who work in the helping professions are unique. You dedicate your life to helping others. Yet, the stress of your work often leaves you feeling drained, depleted and struggling to take care of yourself.
We’re here to help.

DO ANY OF THESE SOUND FAMILIAR?

  • You chose your career to help people, but you’re so rundown you don’t enjoy your work.
  • You used to love your job, but dread going to work everyday now.
  • You struggle to take care of yourself and never feel renewed or rejuvenated, even after a long weekend.
  • You’re thinking about changing careers or leaving the field you once loved so much.

As helping professionals, we see the best of the best and the worst of the worst of humanity, sometimes all in one day.

Whether you’re a teacher, social worker, therapist, nurse, or other helping professional, you’ve chosen a field that requires not only knowledge and experience, but compassion and empathy as well. When you have to use both your mind and your heart for your job, things like compassion fatigue, burn-out, and a general sense of overwhelm are common. In these fields, it takes a significant amount of mental and emotional energy to make it through the day and the respite you get during your time off never seems to be enough.

Compassion fatigue and burn-out can creep up without you even realizing it, and can have a significant impact on your quality of life. They can lead to things like depression and anxiety, and leave you feeling overwhelmed, overworked, and resentful of your students, patients, clients, teammates, boss, or company.

Life is not meant to be lived this way – therapy can help you create more work-life balance and start enjoying your career again.

LEARN HOW TO PUT YOURSELF FIRST.

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer

The therapists at Lincoln Park Therapy Group recognize and appreciate the unique experiences of those in the helping professions. We help you combat compassion fatigue and learn how to prioritize your own self-care so you can continue to make a positive difference in the lives of your students, clients, or patients. During counseling, you will focus on developing the coping skills needed to deal with the stress of your job, explore how to set boundaries at work and at home, and strengthen your communication skills to advocate for yourself. As a helping professional, you’re used to putting everyone else’s needs above your own. We help you learn how to get your own needs met, too.

What would it be like to love your job again?

At Lincoln Park Therapy Group, we use a solution-focused, strengths-based approach to help you deal with the stressors of your job. Through this approach, we focus not only on the emotions that you’re dealing with, but also on tools you can use to help manage your stress. Together, we identify your strengths and talents, figure out how to use them to problem-solve, and come up with strategies that you can implement to help you rediscover the love you had for your job.

HOW DO I KNOW I NEED COUNSELING?

This is a great question and one we hear frequently. If you find yourself experiencing any of these symptoms regularly, it’s likely that counseling would be helpful to you:

  • Difficulty getting out of bed and starting your day before work.
  • A general sense of anger, resentment, or frustration when you think about your job.
  • Crying often before, during, or after your workday.
  • Frequently thinking about quitting your job or finding a new job.
  • Feeling less patient and more agitated, stressed out, or irritable than usual, especially at work.
  • Difficulty concentrating on tasks or procrastinating more than usual.

Did you know that life doesn’t have to be this way? We can help you work your way out of the depression and learn to enjoy life again.

You became a helping professional because of your strong desire to make a difference in other people’s lives. We can help you get your love and desire for your work back. Contact us today for support. We’d love to meet you.