"I hit the breaking point last Friday when my boss bumped up this massive project by a whole week," my 29-year-old patient Jennifer told me during our initial consultation. "I mean, who does that? With two kids at home, social obligations, and an hour commute each way, it became the final straw and I just…snapped."
Jennifer landed a position at a high-pace Manhattan law firm last year and was determined to pave a steady career path. But that determination often meant 70-hour workweeks, a frantic office environment, and deadlines getting pushed up. Chronic stress took a massive toll on Jennifer’s weight and health. She had put on about 20 pounds, suffered frequent migraines, and developed lower-back pain that was really affecting her quality of life.