Does the thought of heading into the office each morning fill you with a sense of dread? Do you wake up on Sunday mornings frustrated at the thought that you only have one more day of freedom before you have to go back to work? Do you hold onto moments of frustration that you encounter during the average workday? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, there’s a good chance that you’re also considering a change in career. Needless to say, that’s a big decision to make. The good news is that if you’re looking for a therapist in Portland who can help you to consider all of the facts before you take a huge leap, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to learn more about how you can approach a career change or contact Two Rivers Counseling today to schedule an appointment.

Take Everything Into Consideration

One of the most crucial aspects of making a decision about whether or not to find a new job is trying to consider all of the moving parts. In other words, a great deal of stress often comes from not only how this decision will affect you, but what type of impact it may have on the ones you love.

For example, perhaps your current job leaves you feeling downright exhausted at the end of the average day. The work you do isn’t something you love, but you don’t hate it either. On the plus side, you get generous time off and incredible benefits. There are certainly cons, but the pros that exist are exceptional. How is a person to decide if the pros outweigh the cons or vice versa? 

It’s exactly this type of decision that can be so hard to make. Because the positives and negatives are a little less tangible and a little more abstract, knowing what to do can be hard. Should you stay because the benefits are good for your family? Should you leave because a different job would leave you with more energy to spend caring for your family at the end of the day?

Find a Therapist You Can Count On

In our professional experience, this decision is one that’s made much easier by talking. Perhaps you’ve already spoken with your partner and he or she is also uncertain of the next move to make. Maybe you have talked with coworkers who have encouraged you to do what’s right for you.

Ultimately, it is often an outside perspective that can help you to make sense of the information.

Speaking with a therapist in a one-on-one (or in a couples counseling session when appropriate) can help you to think about things in a new and different way, uncovering some facts that you may have not considered. At the end of the day, a counselor cannot make your decision for you, but the goal is to make it a little bit easier for you to make the decision that benefits you the most.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask For Help

When it comes right down to it, the truth is that everyone needs help sometimes. There’s no shame in seeking professional help when you’re not sure what the next step in your life should look like. Family and friends can certainly help to make things easier, but if you’re at a standstill, putting your trust in a licensed professional is never a bad idea.

At Two Rivers Counseling, you’ll find that Dr. Post-Holmberg is dedicated to helping patients through professional, personal, effective counseling. With a unique approach that’s focused on sharing, listening, and learning from the past, the goal is for each person who comes to Dr. Post-Holmberg for help to enjoy a personal approach. Whether that means sitting in the office with a cup of tea or heading outside to enjoy nature and chat while walking, whatever makes you feel comfortable is what we’ll do.

Are you ready to take the next step forward in your life, but find yourself unsure of which direction to go? You’re not alone! That’s why it’s so important to speak with a professional therapist who can walk with you towards the path that’s right for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!