Forbes reported in April that depression and anxiety cost the global economy an estimated $1 trillion each year in lost productivity. Mental health and substance abuse cost US businesses $90 billion annually. Depression alone can count for up to 400 million lost work days annually. Poor performance costs money, time, turnover, morale and energy. CPP Global reported in 2018 that US workers spend more than 2.5 hours per week on conflicts, costing businesses an estimated $359 billion annually based on an average wage of $17.95 per hour.
Where do your staff go when they need support? We live at work. Most of us spend more time with our coworkers than our families. We play out the same family dynamics and have the same relational needs at work as we do at home. Realistically, do your staff have time to locate and participate in the support they need to address their personality, relational, and performance issues?
A corporate psychologist works with staff to build grit, resiliency, and access potential, and then continues to be available to remind people about who they are at their best when they forget.
As a corporate psychologist, Dr. Cole Struhar is available to offer the in-the-moment support and coaching that your staff need to be their healthiest and, therefore, most effective selves. Having a counselor and international psychologist in-house means that your staff have access to the immediate interventions they need to stay connected and focused. In-house support is provided from the context of your corporation’s values, mission, and culture.
- Conflict Management / Mediation
- Performance Coaching
- International Psychology Consulting
- Inclusive Team Building
- Cross-Cultural Facilitation
- Private Counseling, including:
- addiction treatment assistance,
- emotional support,
- racial identity support,
- relationship counseling,
- grief support,
- performance coaching
Download these documents to share with your manager. The first is an introduction to the need, services, and benefits of working with a staff psychologist. The second is a printable introduction to Dr. Cole Struhar’s experience and offerings.
“However, businesses that are well into their change process may want to establish the therapist role outside of HR.”
“Therapists-turned-consultants use their knowledge of people (not psychopathology) to enhance corporate performance. They use their own people skills to form and maintain multiple simultaneous relationships inside the company in order to bring about the desired organizational outcomes. Doing so is a departure from the typical therapist's clinical posture of detachment and reactivity, while focused on an individual person.”
“Mental health doesn’t have a schedule, and it’s often hard to find time in one’s schedule to see a therapist.”
“She will, however, give aggregate information to the company. A few years ago Bowden noticed a lot of workers were dealing with taking care of aging parents. So the company put together a ‘lunch and learn’ to go over coping strategies.”
”And almost all people, he notes, are at least a little bit crazy sometimes. Given the reality that even the highest functioning of us have some issues, and that, in many knowledge and creativity-dependent jobs, these issues impact both the quality of our work our and the satisfaction we take in it, the logical conclusion according to ribot is to hire someone to help folks work through their mental health kinks.”
“Whatever goes on for employees outside of work also goes on inside of work. Helping people manage that is just the right thing to do.”
- TIM MUNDEN, CHIEF LEARNING OFFICER OF UNILEVER