Having a challenge at work? Connect with one of our trained peer counselors.


Our goal is to help you navigate a tricky work question or challenging situation and come to an outcome you feel comfortable with.

We offer free, anonymous support via web chat or text. 

We're here to listen, reflect, and support thoughtful deliberation about your challenge so that you can take the next step in tackling it that feels empowering, positive, and right for you.   

Thank you for being a sounding board for me in the midst of a truly horrible, awful, depressing work situation. You helped me figure out my next steps so I didn’t feel quite like I was drowning. You rock!
— anonymous user


Workplace issues people text about

Empower Work is available to anyone in the United States who needs help with a work challenge. Peer counselors are available 8:30am - 8:00pm PT. Simply text 510-674-1414 or use our web chat and a peer counselor will respond within a few minutes [note: for web chat, we recommend an incognito browser]. 

  • Manager or colleague run-ins
  • Job change or transition
  • Ethical questions
  • Unethical behavior
  • Stress
  • Management issues
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Bad behavior
  • Toxic work environments
  • Micro-aggressions
  • Low job motivation or satisfaction
  • Harassment 
  • Discrimination
  • Isolation
  • Unreasonable expectations
  • Performance feedback
  • Workplace environment
This is an excellent resource. Much better than spitballed advice from my friends. Also important for people who don’t really have people in their lives to go to for work advice.
— anonymous user


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Start a conversation with a trained, peer counselor Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 8:00pm PT.
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I didn’t feel like I had any resources. I was really worried. I would have liked to talk to someone and say this is how I’m feeling, is this reasonable? Does it look ok on my resume if I leave? I don’t have resources or support professionally or even to talk through the financial part of leaving a job with my student debt.
— recent college grad facing a challenging situation at her first job

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