Counselling for Stress and Burnout

Stress is a normal part of everyday life. Everyone experiences stress at one point in time or another. However, prolonged or chronic stress can have serious consequences to your mental health as well as your physical health. Stress has been linked to anxiety, inability to relax, depression, insomnia, headaches, increased blood pressure and heart disease. Therapy helps you address the underlying life events that are causing the chronic stress whether it is work issues, parenting, divorce, medical illness or a family member in crisis.

What is Burnout?

Burnout is the result of too much stress and exhaustion. When trying to cope with excessive stress, some people engage in unhealthy coping mechanisms, including abusing drugs, alcohol, or food. Others simply step away from their responsibilities altogether, which leads to aggregated feelings of inadequacy. Regardless of how it happens, it's essential to avoid burnout because it can lead to depression and all sorts of health problems; both physical and psychological.

What are the 5 Stages of Burnout?

1. Honeymoon Phase

This is a phase defined by optimism and excitement. You may feel ready to take on a new challenge while finding it easy to be positive, productive and creative.

2. Onset of Stress Phase

Once the honeymoon phase passes, stress sets in. During this phase, the person will start feeling fatigued, unfocused and less productive.

3. Chronic Stress Phase

Leaving the stress unmanaged will cause it to progress to chronic stress. In this phase, you may skip work, show up late, miss deadlines, and withdraw socially.

4. Burnout Phase

When you reach your limit, you reach the burnout phase. The source of the stress consumes every moment of your life and leaves you feeling mentally and physically exhausted.

5. Habitual Burnout Phase

You power through burnout and develop the ability to exist in a perpetual state of stress. People in this stage can no longer work, function, sleep, or enjoy day to day activities.

How to Recover From Burnout

Burnout can last a very long time if left unmanaged and the truth is that the only person who can help you recover from burnout is you. You are the only person who can give you the permission you need to stop pushing yourself and engaging in self-care. A therapist can support you by providing useful coping strategies, relaxation techniques and recommendations to reduce stress and improve personal wellness.

Sress and Burnout Therapists

Alison Statham

Alison Statham

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Alison helps individuals with anxiety, trauma, depression, emotional regulation, social skills, OCD, stress, burnout life transitions, ADHD, panic attacks, & relationship issues.
Tina Larkin-Black

Tina Larkin-Black

CCTP, MSW, RSW
$200 per hour
Tina has over ten years experience working with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, domestic violence, codependency and illness adjustment.
Joshua Woelfle

Joshua Woelfle

Registered Psychologist
$200 per hour
Joshua works with adults and teenagers living with PTSD, ADHD, mood disorders, stress, suicidal ideation, grief and loss, phobias, OCD, and relationship issues.
Steve Slopek

Steve Slopek

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Steve provides counselling for individuals living with trauma, anxiety, substance issues, relationships issues & more; as well as, assessments to diagnose ADHD and autism.
Brittney Giacchetta

Brittney Giacchetta

Provisional Psychologist
$200 (Sliding Scale) per hour
Brittany works with individuals living with anxiety, borderline personality disorder, burnout, chronic pain, complex mental health, depression, autism, life transitions, couples issues, phobias, trauma, and stress.
Cara Hason

Cara Hason

Registered Psychologist
$200 per hour
Cara has over 10 years of experience in helping individuals living with anxiety, depression, trauma, panic attacks, stress, OCD, intrusive thoughts, PTSD, relationship issues, and perinatal issues.
Cassia Tayler

Cassia Tayler

Provisional Psychologist
$180-200 per hour
Cassia works with teens, adults, and couples living with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, relationship issues, self-identity and cultural identity issues, life transitions, and more.
Jacob Fox

Jacob Fox

Provisional Psychologist
$200 per hour
Jacob works with teenagers and adults living with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, relationship issues, men's issues, and more.
Gavin Leslie

Gavin Leslie

Provisional Psychologist
$180-200 per hour
Direct billing to Alberta Blue Cross and ASEBP
Gavin works with individuals (13+) living with anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD), low self esteem, disordered eating, grief, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), work concerns and chronic health issues.
Joel Zimmerman

Joel Zimmerman

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
*Virtual Sessions Only* Joel works with individuals who need support for anxiety, depression, personal growth, and trauma (PTSD); as well as couples and families who want to improve communication, conflict management, and trust.
Jaimee Grossklaus

Jaimee Grossklaus

Provisional Psychologist
$200 per hour
Jaimee works with adults who live with anxiety, trauma (PTSD), depression, stress, poor self-esteem and confidence, work concerns, chronic health concerns, and brain injuries.
Kaitlyn Barnett

Kaitlyn Barnett

Provisional Psychologist
$200 per hour
Kaitlyn works with individuals living with anxiety, depression, anger issues, ADHD, life transitions, stress, trauma (PTSD) and more.
Alyssa Gonzalez

Alyssa Gonzalez

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Alyssa works with children, adolescents, & adults who experience a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting, trauma, family issues, stress and more.
Maria Aguilar

Maria Aguilar

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Maria has over 12 years experiences helping young adults (16+), adults, and couples address trauma, situational and chronic stressors, anxiety, autism, LGBTQ+ concerns, depression, interpersonal issues, grief and loss, and life transitions.
Kyle Dyck

Kyle Dyck

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
Kyle provides assessments and counselling for trauma, PTSD, grief, insomnia, pain, stress, anxiety, depression, gender identity, sexuality, ADHD, autism, life transitions, and more.
Nadine Hynd

Nadine Hynd

Registered Psychologist
$200 per hour
Nadine offers counselling, as well as formal assessments including mental health assessments, cognitive assessments, adoption assessments, functional capacity assessments, intelligence (IQ) assessments, ADHD assessments and more.
McKenzie Snyder

McKenzie Snyder

Registered Psychologist
$220 per hour
McKenzie can help individuals with anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, PTSD, domestic violence, chronic pain, motor vehicle trauma, brain injury, life changes and more.
Stephen Walker

Stephen Walker

Reg. Clinical Social Worker
$200 per hour
Stephen works with individuals and couples (12+) dealing with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma (PTSD), family violence, addictions, grief/loss, couples concerns and more. With 10+ years of experience, he offers a range of interventions following a Feedback Informed Treatment approach to tailor therapy to his clients' unique needs and preferences.

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Not sure who can help you? You can either fill out the form to be matched to a therapist that specializes in your unique situation or give us a call at (403) 588-7639.

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