Read through the Quick Assessment to the Right. They are associated with Job Stress. Many people experience these symptoms and when they start to impact our quality of life, change is imperative.

We are busy people due to multiple demands placed upon us and being pulled in several different directions. This is exhausting and over 46% of the population feels overworked in some way and this does not include responsibilities outside the workplace. Adding other tasks, such as those related to family, home, school, religion, and others, seems to significantly increase the percentage.

Being tired is not the only problem this causes. It is a psychological state that can affect attitudes, behavior, relationships, and health both on and off the job. Excessive stress will impact how, and how well, you do your job. Feeling stressed on Sunday, because Monday is the first day of your work week is a tell-tale sign of job related stress. Missing work and being last are also signs.

Stress symptoms include fatigue, irritability, crying, anxiety attacks, and loss of appetite or weight gain due to lack of exercise or overeating. Less obvious symptoms are teeth grinding, increased drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, insomnia, nightmares, forgetfulness, low productivity, and problems with concentration.

These physical symptoms can have very serious effects on your health. If allowed to continue, depression, anxiety, and physical illness can result. Drugs or alcohol are often a problematic coping method. Over time, this high stress level can cause physical and mental breakdowns, which include suicide, stroke, or heart attack.

Attempting to blend in with the workplace culture, rather than trying to march to the beat of your own drum, can decrease stress levels. Decreased conflicts with others, even minor changes, can have significant impact in reducing stress.

Perfectionism and obsessing over every minute detail is a waste of energy. We will never reach perfection and if this is one of your challenges, consider what you don’t get done because each project takes so much time. We are not advocating a “good enough” attitude, but perfection has a high price tag. Focus on delivering your best and avoid having unrealistic expectations, which leads to, you guessed it, increased stress. It can also set you up for failure.

Eliminate or create more distance from negative people. A positive attitude and celebrating small accomplishments decreases stress and increases happiness and satisfaction. Nothing is more important than your health and identifying job stress situations is the way to find and make changes sooner. Positive mental health leads workers to thrive at work.

Before burnout gets to the point of causing severe mental and health problems, it will affect how you do your job. The cost of burnout is high for workers and employers. For these reasons it is important to find ways to decrease job related stress. One solution would be to reduce the number of hours at work. Even if you think it isn’t possible, you may want to at least explore this option. There are alternate work options that are more flexible than typical forty hours per week schedules that many have successfully taken advantage of.

Developing positive attitudes towards stressful situations in life goes a long way. When you give up negative mental traits such as fear, anger and revengeful attitudes, these feelings have a difficult time increasing your stress level. Using holistic relaxation and personal growth techniques such as meditation, breathing and exercises, can be quite successful remodeling your lifestyle. In these times of feeling the need to continue being productive, it is imperative to remember the need to take care of ourselves. Sometimes this includes participating in activities that don’t seem to be accomplishing anything. These things, however, whether its going to the gym, watching a movie, or going for a walk, are necessary to because difficult tasks are easier to handle when he engage in self-care. Spending quality time with family and placing a priority on enjoyable activities leads to an easier time when facing difficulties.

We are here to help you identify stressors, determine management techniques, learn new skills and implement changes. If you need help, reach out. It’s not worth the costs to suffer.

Quick Assessment

  1. Overwork: working late, taking work home, not taking vacation
  2. Working harder because of leaner staffs
  3. Impending layoffs
  4. Being in the wrong career
  5. Conflict with boss or co-workers
  6. Feeling that no matter what you do, you can never get ahead
  7. Working hard without being rewarded
  8. Lack of support system
  9. Decreased satisfaction at work

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I love my therapist at Braden, I always feel listened to and I look forward to my visits. All of the staff I've interacted with has been super friendly and helpful, and the environment is very calming. Best therapy center I have been to.
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Ralph Burton
16:30 30 Jan 21
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Gregory Link
Gregory Link
17:16 21 Jan 21
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Gary Duffett
21:18 19 Dec 20
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Veris Nicole
22:36 12 Oct 20
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Jennifer Rosales
21:50 29 Jul 20
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randall nuckles
15:12 09 Jul 20
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Majah’s Mayhem
Majah’s Mayhem
19:30 20 May 20
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miguel tovar
00:58 17 Dec 19
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Zack Newby
01:23 18 Nov 19
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Joseph Perry
Joseph Perry
16:58 10 Jul 19
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Sean Battersby
Sean Battersby
18:46 12 Mar 19
Shout out to Nikki and Nicole. These special women are compassionate professionals and have earned my utmost respect. Braden Counseling is lucky to have them on staff. Also, Cindy at the front desk is amazing!
Angie Johnson
Angie Johnson
21:34 08 Oct 18
Friendly staff, very professional and results driven
Jeffrey Kerner
Jeffrey Kerner
13:53 01 Aug 17
Braden Counseling really cares about their clients! They offer discounts to military veterans which I believe shows their true caring nature! Its nice to have a local place for people to go for help!
Travis Velazquez
Travis Velazquez
22:27 12 Jan 17
Caring staff. Dr Braden was extremely compassionate and supportive during a difficult time. Recommend to anyone!
T Anderson
T Anderson
21:54 06 Apr 16
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Ndisox
Ndisox
03:03 29 Mar 16
Braden Counseling is amazing! Very kind, very friendly staff. Treated me as though I'd been family. I'd recommend them to anyone!
Jessica jorgensen
Jessica jorgensen
22:34 24 Mar 16
They have amazing staff. They listen and help out so much I would recommend them to anyone .
Brad Jorgensen
Brad Jorgensen
22:33 24 Mar 16
The staff is very welcoming and friendly and professional when you walk through the door!! I had been dealing with some anxiety for some time.... I am so glad I went to Braden counseling my first visit there I felt a sense of being welcomed and actually listened to!! Needless to say when I walked out the door I felt a weight off my shoulders I haven't felt in sometime!! So thank you to your wonderful staff!! I would highly recommend Braden counseling to anyone who is looking for a great counselor to talk with and help with your mental health!!
Deborah Mccoy
Deborah Mccoy
19:00 24 Mar 16
I was an emotional wreck when I first went. I was nervous and probably not making a lot of sense. The staff seemed to understand and immediately put me at ease. By the time I left, life just didn’t seem so bad. Thank you Braden Center for being there.
Pam Pascolini
Pam Pascolini
15:57 24 Mar 16
The staff is friendly and courteous. I was amazed at how helpful they were. These people are top notch and very professional. I would highly recommend this office.
Tricia Hernandez
Tricia Hernandez
15:45 24 Mar 16
Braden Counseling Center has always been wonderful. Their front staff is very kind and helpful and Dr. Braden is nothing but professional during all encounters I have had with her. Their facility and staff care about providing quality services to their clients. I highly recommend them.
Amanda Poturalski
Amanda Poturalski
13:56 24 Mar 16
Would give this place more then 5 stars if I could. I Highly recommend them. Staff is amazing there and so helpful .
Master Shake
Master Shake
21:57 23 Mar 16
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Melissa Stathis
Melissa Stathis
21:48 23 Mar 16
Highly recommend this place. Very helpful and always courteous. Ms. Rogers is the best and has excellent skills with people to help them through a multitude of problems.
Sarah Schuyler
Sarah Schuyler
20:37 23 Mar 16
Amazing place! The counselors have helped me through some of my lowest points & the girl at the front desk, Cindy, is always super helpful, kind & courteous. Highly recommend!!!
Jennifer Alexander
Jennifer Alexander
19:54 23 Mar 16
I highly recommend Braden Counseling Center for all of you mental health needs! The staff is courteous, respectful and kind. Dr. Braden is one of the best clinical psychologists I have had the pleasure working with.
Wendy Hardesty
Wendy Hardesty
15:58 22 Aug 12