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Get set up for success in business with counseling for executives in NYC
Executives in New York City face unique challenges
New York City is known for its bustling economy and its diverse culture, with many global companies and major corporations setting their headquarters within the city. As America’s most populated city, its energy is palpable whenever you find yourself in a crowd. However, if you’re a C-suite-level executive in NYC, you’re likely familiar with the flip side — living with immense pressure and a potentially toxic work environment.
Nearly two out of three Americans (64%) report that money is a considerable source of stress in their life. Even when you’re making a great salary, stress doesn’t discriminate. The issues that plague executives are often difficult to handle, such as the fear of failure, business growth, maintaining a work-life balance, and meeting the expectations of your investors, business partners, and employees.
To make matters worse, the industry tends to be fairly insulated. The corporate culture encourages working long hours without a work-life balance, and the professional successes and monetary victories tied to it make it harder to justify self-care. Seeking help also tends to be surrounded by stigma, especially in circles where “everybody knows everybody.”
If you have been feeling like you’re suffocating under the burden of your responsibilities and letting other areas of your life suffer, you may be burned out or feel ashamed — we’re here to help with that.
How can therapy help executives?
We specialize in therapy and counseling for executives and business professionals in NYC.
Here are some of the issues that therapy can help finance professionals with:
Stress — Chronic stress, caused by frequent or intense stressors that don’t give your nervous system a chance to relax, can affect your health negatively in the long run. High-stress work environments are common for executives, but if you haven’t developed proper coping mechanisms or stress management tools, you’ll find yourself at risk of conditions like heart disease and high blood pressure. Therapy can help you find healthier ways to deal with stress.
Burnout — Burnout is one of the most common reasons executives seek therapy. The combination of demanding hours and stifling corporate culture is a prime recipe for burnout, which can interfere with your productivity and quality of life. Therapy can assist you with identifying the cause of your burnout and managing its impact on your life.
Depression — The emptiness and hopelessness brought about by depression can severely impact your life, leaving you unable to enjoy the success you’ve cultivated thus far. With therapy, you could learn why and how the unhealthy thought patterns in your mind work, allowing you to take actionable steps to improve your situation.
Anxiety — Some may thrive on a jam-packed schedule and a significant responsibility for a company’s future, but many others struggle instead. Anxiety can affect executives’ decision-making capabilities, turning them paranoid and risk-averse. While a certain degree of paranoia is healthy, if it’s causing you to miss out on opportunities for business growth and impacting your ability to function normally (e.g. experiencing frequent panic attacks), you may want to consider seeking therapy to manage your anxiety.
Substance abuse — Drugs and alcohol tend to become crutches for individuals who haven’t developed healthy coping mechanisms. Substance abuse is merely a short-term solution for “forgetting” problems and doesn’t contribute to solving the root cause, creating a cycle of addiction. This cycle is extremely difficult to break out of but therapy can help you get on the road to recovery.
Self-esteem — Even when you’ve “made it to the top,” low self-esteem can leave you constantly second-guessing yourself and suffering from impostor syndrome. Therapy can help you begin building your confidence and understanding the effects of past experiences and current circumstances on your self-worth.
Career coaching — Thriving in a job as a high-level executive requires a good head on your shoulders. If you have concerns about the next step in your career, your job security, or how to maintain a work-life balance, therapy may be able to help you find the answers.
Anger and conflict management — If you have anger issues or have trouble managing conflicts with your employees, therapy could help you find healthy outlets for your emotions, better anger management tools, and conflict resolution skills.
Adjusting to a new place — For people that didn’t grow up in NYC, moving can be a big adjustment. If you just recently moved to pursue a career on Wall Street, therapy can help you navigate the culture shock and begin adjusting to the fast-paced city life.
THERAPISTS WHO CAN HELP
NYC Therapists Who Specialize in Counseling for Executives
Connecting with the right therapist is the most important factor in your search. We’re here to help you find a great match.
What Does counseling for Executives in NYC Look Like?
Many successful individuals in the business world today understand the importance of both physical and mental health — 22% of CEOs see a therapist to improve their wellness and cognitive performance, in order to achieve and maintain success.
Therapy can take on many forms — there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. It’ll depend on the issues you want to work on and the methods you’re most comfortable with. Therapy can help you explore your relationship with your feelings, thought patterns, and behaviors, as well as equip you with the right coping mechanisms and management tools for future growth. Some examples of specific approaches used are Insight-Oriented Therapy (Psychodynamic), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Not yet ready to start therapy?
Seeking therapy can be a difficult decision to make, especially if you feel ashamed for seeking help or if you’re unsure about the issues you need help with. If you’re not ready just yet to start counseling for executives in NYC, here are some steps you can take today to feel better:
Practice mindfulness and relaxation through activities like meditation, yoga, breathwork, and more.
Seek out online support groups to connect with people sharing the same burdens as you.
Follow healthy lifestyle habits (such as getting regular exercise, sticking to a regular sleeping schedule, and eating a healthy diet) which can help you boost your mood and leave you better prepared to handle your symptoms.
Interested in counseling for executives?
We can help.
Stress and burnout may be common visitors in your life as an executive, but they don’t have to overstay their welcome. We offer a safe, judgment-free space t help you manage stressors in your job and relationships. Book a free consult with one of our NYC therapists who specialize in counseling for executives today.