Addressing Stress and Burnout with a Psychologist Melbourne


What is stress?

Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension, often triggered by demanding situations or events. It can be caused by various factors, such as a heavy workload (from school or employment), difficulties in relationships, financial struggles, or changes in life circumstances. When we encounter a stressful situation, our bodies naturally release hormones that prepare us to respond to the threats we may face, but too much stress can be harmful and have a negative impact on mental health.

Some common signs of stress include:

What is burnout?

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress, which is particularly seen in the workplace or school setting. It is characterised by feelings of pessimism, detachment, a sense of inadequacy and/or a lack of accomplishment.

Burnout can occur for many different reasons, such as:

How can the Melbourne psychologists at Cova help with stress and burnout?

Our psychologists can provide you with a safe space to explore and understand the underlying causes of any stress and/or burnout you may be experiencing. One of the main focuses of your sessions together might be developing healthier ways of managing stressors, where you will be guided through applying some useful strategies and coping mechanisms tailored to your specific needs. Another important part of these sessions might involve gaining more insight into your initial responses to stress.

Your sessions will be conducted through the lens of evidence-based therapeutic approaches. 

Some well-researched modalities that we offer for stress and/or burnout are:

Using one or a combination of these therapeutic approaches, our clinicians can help support you in managing stress and burnout, leading to the alleviation of your symptoms and improved mental health and life quality.

If you found this page, our blog post about 5 reasons you might be stressed, may also be of interest.