"If you can’t fly, then run.  If you can’t run, then walk.  If you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward."

- Martin Luther King Jr. -
Dr. Sharleen McDowall, Psy.D., C.Psych.
Registered Psychologist
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Work Stress


“I’m afraid of being laid off”, “I’m work too much overtime”, “My stress at work is affecting my sex life”, “I’m having trouble sleeping at night”

Does this sound like you?

Have you been working overtime lately at your work? Facing constant pressure to perform and avoid lay offs? Is work stress severely affecting your functioning in other parts of your life?

Our current economy has resulted in increased stress in the workplace. Fear of layoffs or an increased workload due to previous layoffs has become prevalent. Experiencing these extreme levels of stress can actually lower your work performance. In the long-term, this stress can significantly affect emotional and physical well-being.

Some signs that you might be going through too much stress at work include: exhaustion, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating,  trouble ‘performing’ in the bedroom, social withdrawal, increased substance use, stomach problems, and headaches.  Maintained levels of works stress can become chronic and lead to problems such as: heart attacks, strokes, and self-medication with alcohol or drugs.

You might be realizing that the stress you are experiencing at work doesn't just stay at work. It follows you throughout your day and may affect your life outside of work. Work may become such a dominant role that your other life roles suffer and become unbalanced.

How we can help:

Some stress at work is normal, but if you find yourself under a lot of pressure and this negatively affects other areas of your life such as your social, personal, and physical domains, then you might benefit from our counselling services.

We provide a confidential, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment where you can speak to one of our therapists about the issues you are experiencing. We will help you implement some coping strategies or improve your existing ones in order to improve your well-being, not simply during your work day but throughout the long-term. We look forward to working with you through the pressures you are facing and help strengthen your resilience to external and internal contributors of stress. 

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