Online Therapy in Orlando

Therapy for Entrepreneurs in Orlando

If you’re struggling to find balance as a business owner, you’re not alone. 

Many entrepreneurs have a hard time navigating the stressors that business ownership brings. Female entrepreneurs face unique challenges that can make it even more difficult. Therapy for entrepreneurs in Orlando can give you the support you need in order to thrive.

 
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Does this sound like you?

As a woman with your own business, you feel pressure to do it all, which can make you feel like you’re always falling short. You work long hours to grow your business, leaving you depleted at the end of the day.

When you do have time in your personal life, you overextend yourself to meet the needs of your family, partner, and friends. You’re left feeling resentful of the energy you give to other people, but can’t find the words or confidence to stand up for yourself. If and when you do, you end up lashing out at the ones you love, which doesn’t feel good either.

You know that living this way isn’t sustainable, but you’re not quite sure how to change things. You want to care for your mental health, but making time for yourself feels so far out of reach when you’re grinding to keep up with the demands of your work and personal life.

That’s where I come in!

 

Meet Nirmala Bijraj, therapist for entrepreneurs in Orlando

I help female entrepreneurs like you set healthy boundaries to prevent and heal from burnout. Though it can feel nearly impossible to prioritize your own well being as a business owner, it is essential for both your personal and professional success.

Women come to me for support with stress, communication skills, setting boundaries, business and life transitions, and mental health conditions like anxiety. Together, we will create a personalized treatment plan that’s designed to help you feel better, meet your goals, and align your actions with your values.

Part of my work as a therapist for entrepreneurs in Orlando also involves helping women like you reflect on your idea of a fulfilling life. Though this looks different for everyone, many people want some sort of harmony between their personal lives and their career. We can find this together-and help you take tangible steps toward it. Reach out today to get started.

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My approach to treating entrepreneurial burnout

There is no singular cause of entrepreneurial burnout. Studies suggest that factors such as the type of work and personality differences may play a role, but there is no formula that will predict whether or not a business owner burns out.

With that being said, there are plenty of steps you can take to both prevent and heal from burnout. Therapy for entrepreneurs can teach you self care skills that are vital to your well being. Again, each person’s idea of self care is unique, but some common practices include moderate exercise (like yoga or walking), journaling, and engaging in activities you enjoy.

Beyond incorporating self care practices, we’ll also explore the thought patterns that keep you stuck and contribute to burnout. Together, we’ll shift your narrative and empower you to set boundaries that protect your energy.

Cultivating intentional work-life boundaries can also help you feel more connected to both yourself and others in your life. Research suggests that loneliness is another factor that contributes to burnout amongst entrepreneurs, so it’s important to prioritize the relationships that help to fill your cup.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Many people have questions before starting therapy. Here, I’ve addressed a few of the common questions I receive as an entrepreneur therapist in Orlando. I encourage you to reach out to me directly if you have more questions or want to speak directly.

Many entrepreneurs feel this way. Your demanding schedule and the multiple hats you wear make it hard to attend sessions. You recognize that they need support for your stress, overwhelm or mental health problems, but it feels impossible to find the time.

I offer online sessions to help make therapy as accessible as possible. Virtual sessions cut out the time it takes to commute to and from a therapist office, allowing you to join our appointments instantly. We’ll also discuss scheduling to make sure that the time and frequency feel attainable for you.

Asking for help is the first essential step in getting support for your stress, anxiety, or other mental health issues. This is a significant act of care for yourself that shouldn’t go unrecognized. It takes a lot to reach out for help, especially when you’re under a significant amount of pressure as a business owner.

Beyond simply asking for support, attending sessions regularly is vital to help you get the most out of treatment. While it can feel difficult to make the time, especially while running your own business, carving out this intentional time for yourself can make a big difference for your mental health.

It’s also important to incorporate the skills you learn in session into real-life scenarios to help you see the most benefit from our work together. Our time together is valuable, but it’s finite. Practicing the communication skills, boundary-setting strategies, and self care practices we discuss in therapy can help you thrive in your life outside of therapy.

I’m trained in both cognitive behavioral therapy and emotionally focused individual therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is focused on the link between our thoughts (cognition) and actions (behaviors). The idea is that by shifting our thoughts, we can change our actions to better align with our goals and values-and vice-versa.

As the name suggests, emotionally focused therapy is centered around the emotional experience. This approach also explores our relationships, especially how our early attachments with our caregivers shape our connections in adulthood.

While these are my two main treatment modalities, I consider myself an eclectic therapist. I draw from a variety of different theories and approaches to create a well-rounded approach to therapy. I also use a relational-cultural, anti-oppressive lens in my work.

I’m committed to making therapy a customized experience that’s tailored to your unique strengths, challenges, and goals. We’ll create a treatment plan that is designed to fit your needs.

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Therapy for entrepreneurs in Orlando can help you get aligned with your goals and values

The world of business ownership, especially with the fast pace and demands of startup culture, make it hard to prioritize yourself. However, healthy boundaries are necessary to prevent burnout and help you find success in both your personal and professional life.

If you’re interested in starting the process of therapy for entrepreneurs in Orlando, I encourage you to reach out and schedule your free 15-minute consultation. This is an opportunity to get your questions answered and see whether we might be a good fit for each other.

Together, we’ll help you discover what being a successful entrepreneur looks like for you-and help take the necessary steps to get there.