Burnout Prevention and Recovery

Develop effective burnout recovery strategies for your unique needs and situation. Talk to one of our licensed therapists or counsellors and learn the skills you need to feel better.

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Burnout Prevention and Recovery

Develop effective burnout recovery strategies for your unique needs and situation. Talk to one of our licensed therapists or counsellors and learn the skills you need to feel better.

What is burnout?

Typically related to one’s job, burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by stress. Classified as an occupational phenomenon by the World Health Organization (WHO), burnout is a commonly used term for those who are experiencing excessive and prolonged stress and who have developed additional conditions that make them feel drained and unable to function in their normal way.

How can I tell if I’m burnt out?

It can be difficult to tell if you’re feeling burnt out because the signs can be subtle and develop gradually. Most people seek help for other symptoms they’re experiencing, like anxiety and moodiness, without realizing they’re on the brink of burnout or are heading in that direction.

Some typical signs of burnout include:

  • Feeling lonely and defeated
  • Loss of motivation and decreased satisfaction
  • Feeling physically and mentally fatigued and drained
  • Increased or excessive use of substances
  • Increased moodiness and irritability
  • Sleep deprivation

How to recover from burnout

Burnout recovery can take a long time depending on your situation. Recovery from burnout is a slow process, not only in changing the environment that’s causing you stress but also breaking down the habits and physical reactions you have to stressful situations around you. If you’re able to catch burnout early, you’ll have an easier time recovering and preventing further burnout symptoms.

One key step to feeling better is getting professional help in assessing and providing treatment for your specific situation. You may not need to go to therapy for your whole journey, but having an outside perspective and recommendations tailored to your needs is critical in feeling better faster.

We all need a little support sometimes

Our licensed therapists are here to listen, understand, and help you find the best way to get back to feeling like yourself again. Get the support you deserve through phone, video, or text therapy with Focus.

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Select Your Therapist

Browse our diverse network of therapists and select the one that meets your needs and preferences.


Book Your Session

Choose a date and time for online therapy that works for you. Or, select text therapy and start chatting with your therapist today.


Pay Online

Pay as you go or pre-pay and get reimbursed by your insurance company or employee benefits plan.

Focus has a very special place in my heart. I often feel overwhelmed and connecting with my therapist is a major release to calm me. Having my therapist provide great ideas to manage stress has helped tremendously.

Focus helped me become me again when I felt like I was drowning.

– Focus Client


Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Get professional therapy for significantly less than traditional in-person therapy. A one hour video or phone session ranges from $120 to $150 (plus tax) and text therapy starts at only $29 per week (plus tax). Most employee benefit and private insurance plans cover our services (be sure to check your own plan coverage!).

Yes, your privacy is very important to us. Focus Mental Wellness ensures protected end-to-end encryption across all devices, and registration information is encrypted using SSL/TLS technology. For more information, please visit our client privacy page.

Yes. Focus Mental Wellness providers are healthcare professionals. Each of our Therapists is registered and licensed through their provincial regulatory body.

Text Therapy allows you to contact your therapist when you need them.

You’ll be able to securely communicate with your therapist whenever you choose. You’ll receive one response from your therapist each weekday and you’ll receive a comprehensive summary from your therapist once a week.

Many of our clients find it helpful to combine phone and/or video therapy sessions with Text Therapy. It’s easy to book phone or video sessions with your chosen therapist using our booking page.

Get started today from only $29/week (plus tax) billed monthly.  Insurance receipts are available upon request.

Video therapy comes closest to a traditional in-person therapy experience and it has been proven to be as effective as in-person therapy. All you need is a computer or mobile device with a webcam. Sessions are one hour on our secure platform.

Phone therapy is like video therapy but without the webcam. Connect with your therapist on any phone, mobile device or computer with VoIP (i.e. Skype).

You’ll receive a receipt that includes the necessary details to submit to your benefits provider for reimbursement. Most benefits plans include coverage for therapy provided by social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors. 

Please confirm your coverage with your group benefits administrator before booking a session.

Our therapists provide support for a broad range of mental health issues. Depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse and many more.

Clients must be at least 16 years of age or older.