Work Stress Therapy in Seattle

The Big Tech atmosphere in Seattle causes unprecedented burnout & work-related stress. We offer specialty counseling for work stress at our private office in Queen Anne. Our stress therapists, Laura Richer and Michelle Mooney, provide 100% confidential counseling to help you create boundaries between your work-life and personal-life. Schedule a free initial consultation today.

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Seattle & Work-Related Stress

Our clients seek work stress counseling for several situations. Seattle is the home of several large tech companies and other large corporations that offer tremendous career opportunities. With this however comes tremendous opportunities for stress.

These competitive fields are demanding and intense. Many of our clients find that high-stress work environments can lead to anxiety, depression, feelings of low self-esteem or self-worth, overwhelm, and exhaustion.

Work From Home Stress

The pandemic has added another layer of stress as employees learn to work from home. Those who live alone may be experiencing a sense of isolation while others may be struggling to work in chaotic environments while their partners and children work from home as well.

Work-related stress counseling can help you improve work performance, maintain a healthy work-life balance, and improve self-esteem and confidence. Seeing a therapist for stress can help you process past traumatic work experiences, learn effective skills for coping with work stress, and improve your confidence and work performance.

Causes of Stress in the Workplace

There are several factors that cause work stress that pushes clients to seek counseling. Those factors can include:

  • Toxic work environment
  • Unrealistic demands on time
  • Poor interpersonal relationships with co-workers
  • Bullying
  • Abusive work environment
  • Abusive supervisor
  • Inability to manage demands of work and personal life
  • Challenges at home that are creating obstacles to being productive at work

Or, perhaps you know you are stuck in a job that doesn’t bring you meaning or fulfillment. Work stress therapy can help you learn how to more effectively navigate these circumstances, as well as help you learn distress tolerance skills and more effective interpersonal skills to help you thrive in a fast-paced demanding environment that can be found here in Seattle.

Seattle Therapists

Laura Richer

My approach is about building confidence; it’s about supporting people as they learn how to trust themselves, their own instincts and intuition. I’m here to tell you that I’ve seen many, many people learn to be very effective in creating the life that they dream of. My therapeutic method is designed to help you let go of what’s holding you back and create a more authentic version of who you are.

Michelle Mooney

I’ve spent the last four years inside community mental health settings with many different kinds of people from all walks of life, and what I know is that we can find an integrated and holistic approach that is just right for you. No matter what brings you to my practice, I meet you exactly where you are and adapt our time together to include art therapy, meditation instruction, EMDR, and any number of other modalities.

EMDR Therapy Seattle

Effects of Chronic Work Stress

Work stress can have a detrimental impact on your mental health. People who deal with chronic stress at work may suffer from:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • A sense of diminished self-worth
  • Lack of motivation
  • Sense of dread about going to work
  • Fear of speaking up
  • Inability to advocate for oneself

Work stress can also have a negative impact on physical health and well-being. Individuals who are experiencing high levels of stress are less likely to engage in habits of self-care such as exercise, eating a healthy balanced diet, or getting a good night’s sleep.

Our Method for Treating work Stress

The therapists at Anchor Light Therapy Collective use integrative approaches to help you manage work stress and we will work together to tailor a specific plan that best meets your goals and needs. Our therapists use evidence-based approaches such as:

Get help overcoming debilitating stress, anxiety, trauma, and depression caused by the demands of your job. We will guide you with compassion and expertise to help you thrive in your career and improve your overall sense of wellbeing. We offer counseling in person at our Queen Anne office. Secure online therapy in Seattle is also available

Work Stress Therapy Pricing

Therapy creates a space for you to experience healing and progress in a way that can change your life. But of course, it’s also an investment of both time and finances. When you’re ready to commit to healing and transformation, here is what you can expect.

Initial intake appointment
(85 minutes) $175

Standard individual session
(55 minutes) $150


We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider. We have chosen to not panel with any insurance companies and instead focus on providing the best care to our clients. Bypassing insurance allows us to create treatment plans that are not influenced by criteria dictated by insurance companies and offer the utmost privacy to our clients.

As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, I am happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider.

The client will pay for their session at the time of service. We will then file an electronic claim on your behalf, as well as submit any additional documentation required by your insurance company.

If your plan offers out of network coverage, they will reimburse you directly by mailing you a check.

Out of network insurance coverage varies. Most insurance plans offer out of network coverage that reimburses at 40-70% once you have met the out of network deductible.

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