Are you stressed out about the economy and your finances, and feel like you need to talk to an unbiased party? If so, you're not alone.
Requests for therapists increased 15 percent to 20 percent in the last three months, "primarily driven by concerns about the financial situation," according to Richard Chaifetz, chairman and CEO of ComPsych, the nation's largest employee assistance mental health program.
Fostering and maintaining a healthy life and work balance is never easy, but I do support speaking to a financial or personal counselor if you ever feel overwhelmed by managing your finances or money matters. It's also critical to always keep the big picture in mind and know that, like anything else in life, there will be ups and downs.