Counseling Therapy for Business Owners
© 2023 Bonnett Chandler, MA, LPCC, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Are you a business owner struggling to balance work and personal life? Do you find yourself often stressed and anxious? It can be difficult to manage the demands of running a business while also taking care of your mental health. The weight of responsibility for the health and wellbeing of your business and employees can take a toll on your own mental and emotional wellbeing. That's where our specialized therapy for business owners comes in. Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, drawing on his many years as an independent business owner across several industries, understands the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs and can help you develop the skills and strategies to thrive both in your personal life and your business.
Counseling Therapy for Business Owners Can Lead to a Healthier Work/Life Balance
With the demands of running a business, it can be easy for business owners to neglect their own mental health and wellbeing. However, targeted therapy for business owners can help them develop strategies to manage stress and anxiety, leading to a healthier work/life balance.
Business Owners Can Prioritize Self-Care
By working with a therapist who understands the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs, business owners can learn to prioritize self-care and gain a better understanding of how to balance their personal and professional lives. This can ultimately lead to improved mental health and a greater sense of overall wellbeing.
Business Owners Face Unique Challenges Balancing Work and Relationships
Business owners face unique challenges when it comes to balancing work and relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners. The demands of running a business can often mean long hours, unpredictable schedules, and high levels of stress, which can lead to strain on personal relationships.
Owning a Business Impacts Loved Ones
Additionally, business owners may struggle to "turn off" work mode and fully engage with loved ones, leading to feelings of guilt or neglect. Working with an experienced counselor and business owner who understands these dynamics can provide a space to explore these challenges and develop strategies for maintaining healthy relationships while also achieving success in business.
Business Owners Carry the Weight of Responsibility
Business owners often experience significant amounts of stress due to the weight of responsibility they carry for the success of their business. They are responsible for making important decisions that can impact the lives and livelihoods of their employees and stakeholders.
Financial Responsibility Can Impact Mental Health
Business owners and entrepreneurs may feel a sense of personal responsibility for the financial health of their business, which can lead to feelings of anxiety and pressure. Navigating the burden of keeping people employed - even in times of economic downturn - can be a lot to handle without support. This stress can take a toll on both their mental and physical health, making it important for business owners to prioritize self-care and seek support when needed.
Counseling Therapy With a Fellow Business Owner Can Improve Decision-Making
Counseling therapy with a fellow entrepreneur - who understands the challenges of running a business - has unique benefits. Entrepreneurs face difficult decisions on a daily basis, and the mental and emotional burden can often be overwhelming. However, working with a therapist who has personal experience as a business owner can help clients process these decisions and improve their overall decision-making process.
Trust Your Decision-Making Process Through Counseling
By discussing strategies and approaches that have worked in their own businesses, a therapist with entrepreneurial experience can provide valuable insights and support to business owners seeking to improve their leadership skills. This can ultimately help business owners feel more confident and empowered in their decision-making, leading to greater success and fulfillment in both their personal and professional lives.
Work with a Therapist Who Understands Your Challenges
One of the benefits of working with a therapist who understands the unique challenges faced by business owners is that you don't have to spend time explaining the intricacies of your industry or the specifics of your business in order to be understood. Instead, you can focus on exploring your personal experiences as a business owner and developing strategies to manage the stress and anxiety that come with the role. This can save valuable time and energy, allowing you to make the most of your therapy sessions and ultimately leading to greater progress and improved mental health.
Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Combines Extensive Entrepreneurial Experience with Counseling Therapy Expertise
Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, has spent decades owning and operating independent businesses across many fields. His experience includes risk management, holistic healthcare, leadership training and executive coaching. In addition to this business experience, Richard has spent over a decade providing counseling therapy to couples and individuals facing myriad challenges. Richard combines these skillsets to provide business partners counseling to business owners, and apply lessons from his varied experiences to each client he works with.
Contact St. Cloud Counseling Therapy to Explore Counseling Therapy for Business Owners with Richard Chandler
If you're a business owner struggling to find a healthy work/life balance or feeling the weight of responsibility for the success of your business, consider reaching out to Richard Chandler at St. Cloud Counseling Therapy. With decades of experience as an independent business owner and a licensed professional counselor, Richard understands the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs and can guide you as you develop strategies to manage stress and anxiety, improve your decision-making, and achieve greater success and fulfillment in both your personal and professional life.
Richard operates remotely using a high-end video studio, with flexible scheduling options to fit into your busy day. Contact St. Cloud Counseling Therapy today to learn more about working with Richard Chandler.