Here are a few examples:
- Balancing personal time with a career focus
- Becoming more organized
- Achieving a balance between work and family
- Having healthy co-worker relationships
- Becoming a better servant leader
- Managing stress
- Navigating interpersonal conflict
- Working as unto the Lord
- Finding fulfillment in your everyday work
- Developing better time management
- Having a healthy working relationship with your boss or management
- Honoring the Lord as you advance in your career
- Maintaining integrity in the workplace
Research has shown that one of the top causes of stress in the workplace is conflict with coworkers. At Culver City Christian Counseling, our counselors are experienced and trained in helping people manage conflict, including at work. Seeking counseling for work-related conflict can make a drastic change in your happiness at work.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19
Just when you think you’ve gotten comfortable in your job situation, something is bound to change. Your responsibilities increase, technology updates, coworkers leave, new people start, management changes, etc.
Most of us don’t love change, but it can lead to previously unexplored opportunities if we keep our eyes open. The counselors at Culver City Christian Counseling can help you navigate the new and unexpected aspects of your work life and help you be the one to make positive changes wherever you are.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. – 1 Peter 5:7
Stress isn’t just a minor issue; when it’s not dealt with, it can lead to chronic mental or physical illness, including anxiety or depression. Address your stress levels before they inflict harmful effects on the rest of your life. Your Christian counselor can help you achieve lower stress levels as you focus on your well-being.
We live in a fallen world, and all of our issues with sin and corruption make their way into the workplace as well. Gossip, deceit, harassment, discrimination, and fraud are unfortunately common. As a believer in Christ, you can benefit from professional development counseling to help you maintain your integrity and moral character in the face of ungodly pressures and temptations.
Jesus himself “did not come to be served, but to serve” (Mark 10:45). As Christian leaders, we are called to do likewise, but how does this look practically, especially in a secular work environment? Christian counseling for professional development can help you figure out what servant leadership looks like in your particular context.
How do you live out your Christian faith as you climb the corporate ladder? How do you maintain a focus on others while building your resume? How do you demonstrate the gospel by the way you approach your career? How can you do good in the community as a Christian worker? You can find ideas and solutions for these issues in professional development counseling.
Relationships with Colleagues
The people around you profoundly impact your everyday experience at work, so learning to relate to them in healthier ways will benefit everyone involved. No matter how easy you are to get along with, it can be a challenge to manage relationships with people you don’t have a choice but to be around. Professional development counseling can help you connect well with co-workers, no matter how different you are from each other.
Relationships with Managers
Whether you’re the manager, an employee having problems relating to your manager, or both, professional development counseling can guide you towards healthy employer-employee relationships that benefit both parties.
Work and Family Balance
How can you cope with a busy job and the needs of your family? Our counselors can help you juggle your different roles and deal with your responsibilities at work and home in a positive way that brings life to you, your family, and your career. Professional development counseling can go a long way towards helping you become more balanced when you’re spread too thin.
Do you feel like your days are passing in a bit of a haze without a lot of intentionality on your part? Time management skills can be a great asset to your life and career by increasing your productivity in a focused amount of time, which frees you up to enjoy the rest of your life instead of feeling scattered or unfocused.
Organizational skills have a surprisingly significant effect on your quality of life. Being reasonably organized can reduce your stress levels, increase your productivity, and increase your free time. Professional development counseling at Culver City Christian Counseling coaches you toward improving your organizational skills so you can see improvements in all of these areas.
Establish the work of our hands, Lord; establish the work of our hands. – Psalm 90:17
There are so many potential factors when it comes to work-related stress. Do you have good connections at work? Are you using your unique gifts and abilities? Are you in a position that enables you to use your skill set? We want to encourage you to take practical steps to find joy in your work life.
No matter what your specific career-related issues are, professional development counseling can evaluate your situation and offer steps toward positive change.