Therapy for Working Professionals
Help for The Developing and Developed Change Maker
Black women represent the most educated segment of the population yet women of color occupy less than 11% of management, senior management, and executive roles. Women of color also represent the fastest-growing segment of small business owners in the U.S. We are soaring to new heights and occupying new spaces as entrepreneurs and professionals, but we often have trouble claiming our seats at the table.
You’re working twice as hard to get half as far.
In fact, you work relentlessly and still get spoken over or overlooked for promotions.
Meanwhile, you’re dealing with balancing being overworked and under-appreciated at home.
Now, you’re starting to lose motivation and you’re struggling to feel no job is for you.
So, what now?
Being a woman of color is a beautiful gift that isn’t recognized by those around us. Black women represent the most educated segment of the population, yet women of color occupy less than 11% of management, senior management, and executive roles. Often this can lead to burnout, anxiety, depression, and trauma. However, as women of color, we also represent the fastest-growing segment of small business owners in the U.S. Despite the setbacks that life has thrown us, we rise above. We are soaring to new heights and occupying new spaces as entrepreneurs and professionals, but we often have trouble claiming our seats at the table. We are more likely to take a step back and internalize the oppression of the environment around us rather than moving forward.
Our therapists are here to help…
Introspective Counseling in Detroit, MI’s role is to help you recognize your worth and value in the professional arena. Our voices and mental health matter. Let us walk with you through all the hardships and stressors you may be dealing with as your work to create a healthier work-life balance, become more seen, heard, and valued. Ultimately, you’re the writer of your own story, we are just to help you create sustainable goals to help you propel forward!
What Are Some Signs That I May Need Help with Work-Life Balance?
There are many reasons women of color come into therapy. Often in a career setting, people are overlooking, underappreciating, and overworking us. This takes a toll on our mental health and prevents us from contributing and being heard when we have just as much to give. Here are some reasons black women come into therapy in Detroit, MI:
- Isolation or withdrawal
- A feeling that you may need help but hesitate to ask.
- Immobilization/ fear that you cannot advocate for yourself.
- Physical and/or mental fatigue/exhaustion
- Feelings of inadequacy or incompetence
- Difficulty concentrating
- Irritability/Sadness/Mood swings Apathy
- Increased substance/alcohol use
- Difficulty organizing or planning.
- A decline in work quality
- Difficulty saying “NO” despite a general feeling of overwhelming.
- Trouble managing work-life balance.
- Life is constantly changing and you’re struggling to keep up.
- You’re having trouble speaking up.
- Saying no is not in your vocabulary when it comes to extra responsibilities.
- Lack of motivation
- Overspending/ trouble budgeting
- Over committing – little to no time for personal interests or hobbies
As online therapists, we understand the struggle between balancing work and life as a working professional. Integrating self-care practices and taking regular breaks makes us better professionals and helps reduce the risk of burnout. If you’re struggling to find this balance between your job, your family, hobbies, and more, then therapy for working professionals in Detroit, MI can help you take a breath and evaluate what is sustainable and reasonable. Let’s face it, during our lives we deal with relationships, career changes, raising children, relocating, divorces, grief, and loss. You deserve to thrive at work just as much as you deserve to be human and experience the rest of your life.
Motherhood and Women
As black women and mothers, we deal with a lot. You may be the breadwinner, or a stressed-out working mom taking care of the whole family, and balancing a job. On top of that you may want to begin a relationship but balancing between work and having a real life isn’t easy. On top of that, as a mom, you’re told to be self-sacrificing and able to take care of yourself, so at work and around friends and family, you’re supposed to suck it up and keep going. This leads to burnout and can prevent you from doing much-needed self-care measures to sustain. Our society tells you one thing and then expects another. Don’t let this hold you back from taking care of yourself first and foremost.
Introspective Counseling's Approach to Therapy for Working Professionals?
We honor you as the expert on yourself while providing a safe space for you to process and to explore and define your values. As a team, you and your therapist in Detroit, MI will create a plan that focuses on targeting the thoughts and behaviors that get in the way of your actions aligning with your values. It could be:
- Social anxiety or low self-esteem prevents you from networking and creating the new and vital relationships that are needed as you progress on your career/entrepreneurial ladder.
- Overcoming the fear of being assertive while developing skills and strategies to advocate for yourself within relationships and in the workplace.
- Or struggling with finances and/or short- and long-term financial planning.
Whatever the barrier, we believe that you are fully competent and capable of achieving your goals and would be honored to have the opportunity to partner with you on your journey.
Begin Therapy for Working Professionals in Detroit, MI
As a working woman, you are expected to put up with a lot. Kids, family, relationships, and work. Yet you are told not to complain and continue working at 110%. That’s not sustainable in any career. Often, black women may deal with microaggressions and find we are not being heard in a work setting which leads to burnout and career dissatisfaction. Don’t let this hold you back from changing the norm. Counseling can help you find balance, weigh the pros and cons, and find a more satisfying career. Our Detroit, MI counseling practice has caring therapists who specialize in therapy for working professionals. We are truly ready to meet you where you are at. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
Additional Services Offered at Introspective Counseling
At Introspective Counseling, we provide more than therapy for working professionals. We work with women to address these issues as well as provide screening and assessment for other mood and mental health issues including postpartum depression, anxiety and perfectionism, depression, grief, bipolar disorder and trauma, marriage counseling and couples therapy, therapy for moms, life transitions, therapy for high achievers, and services for entrepreneurs and professionals. Additionally, we offer all of our services either in-person or via online therapy in Michigan. We are confident that our skills and expertise can help you discover and achieve the life that you want for yourself and would be honored to join you on your journey to wellness. Begin therapy with us today!