Get Ahead At Work With Help From A Psychologist

Many people view counseling as a way to deal with marital issues or overcome challenges from your childhood, and while people can certainly experience positive results in these two areas, there are many other reasons to see a counselor. If you're currently experiencing career frustration — perhaps you can't get ahead at work or it seems as though everyone else in line for a promotion before you — it might be time to dive into the world of talk therapy. With your psychologist, you'll be able to talk frankly about what might be holding you back and learn how to get ahead. Here are some areas that your sessions can help to address.


As much as you might feel like a victim for your challenges in the workplace, it's good to talk honestly about the factors that could be holding you back — and procrastination could be one of them. If you're a procrastinator, talk to your psychologist about it. He or she will work to get to the bottom of this issue. Do you need pressure to get things done? Are you a perfectionist who struggles with deadlines because of nitpicking his or her own work? When you and your counselor are able to understand the root of what causes your procrastination, you can work on developing simple strategies to put this obstacle behind you.


The average person doesn't like to admit that he or she has a narcissistic side, but the reality is that many people contend with this issue. About six percent of the population has narcissistic personality disorder. While there are many signs that you could be dealing with this issue, a common one is a lack of empathy for those around you. This, in turn, can be you difficult to deal with at work, and often butting heads with your co-workers and managers alike — all of which can hold you back in your career progression. Your psychologist will work with you to identify the reason for your narcissism and provide you with tools to manage it.


Sometimes, you can find yourself held back at work because you're too timid to make bold leaps forward. For example, if you don't show up at your boss's door and express profound interest in a new position, he or she might overlook you. You and your psychologist can explore the reason for your timidity; perhaps it's related to a lack of self-confidence. You can then work together to get through this obstacle and prevent it from holding you back at work.

For psychology services, contact a company such as Carewright Clinical Services.