Why is job loss stressful?
I’ve often heard the phrase “It’s just a job” thrown around, and while that may be true in some ways, a job can represent so much to us. It’s the way we pay our bills, provide for our families, have social interactions, and often forms much of our identity. Because of these things, losing a job can be extremely stressful. In the age of COVID-19, people are losing their jobs much more frequently, and often it is entirely unexpected, but there are some things you can do to help with the psychological coping with job loss.
Emily Thomas loves seeing clients as a therapist at Live True Counseling; believing every day she gets to explore someone’s life with them is a privilege. When not in the office, she can be found snuggled up on the couch of her tiny house with her pets, tending her garden or reading a good book in a coffee shop. On sunny days she loves to take in all the natural shades of her favorite color green, exploring beautiful Oregon.