Stress is an important part of life. In fact, it can be critical to our survival. Stress triggers the “fight or flight” response that can let us know we are in danger. However, too much stress for too long can compromise our mental and physical health. Everyday stressors, such as work, finances, family issues or relationships can spiral out of control. If you are feeling overloaded or struggling to keep up with the demands of your life, you might be experiencing stress. Stress can be controlled, but recognizing stress symptoms can be elusive. Things like low energy, headaches, insomnia, low self-esteem, difficulty relaxing, constant worrying, feeling overwhelmed or changes in appetite can all be symptoms of stress (among many others). If you think you might be dealing with chronic stress, working with a qualified mental health professional can help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s stress experts today.

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Every individual struggles with stress in their life at some point, or all of the time. I help people find how to best manage their own stress, so that they may feel purposeful, joyful and grounded. We will discuss and practice several practical skills for easing stress and anxiety, whether it be related to family, political climate, the pandemic, school, work, relationships, etc.

— Kayte Roberts, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

We are living through uncertain and unprecedented times, and stress has pivoted to match this moment. Our time together provides space to learn skills to better manage stress, as well as a judgment free, safe space to share and process challenges and feelings.

— Emily Brenner, Art Therapist in Ridgewood, NY

Stress is everywhere. At home, in school, the workplace, our communities, etc. Sometimes we can handle it on our own, but other times, it's just too much to carry alone -- and you don't have to. Expanding your support network, learning about the things that may be contributing to stress in your life, and developing a new perspective can make life feel more do-able.

— Thai Alonso, Psychologist in Watchung, NJ

Although stress is unavoidable, I use evidence-based techniques to teach skills that allow my clients to effectively manage stress in a healthy way.

— Beth Myler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

Neurofeedback enhances the brains flexibility so that it can function appropriately during times of stress, and then return to a calm, relaxed state. In today's society we are constantly bombarded with stimuli, and our brains get flooded with stress hormones nonstop. This work can get us out of "stuck" patterns, and help with overall resiliency.

— Jessica Weimer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

Stress is an inevitable part of life and it seems like there is plenty to go around, now more than ever. Just because *everyone* you know is experiencing some level of stress (on individual, environmental, systemic, and collective levels), doesn't mean that you should accept and neglect your own experience of the same. Stress has a real impact on your physical and mental well being - you deserve the opportunity for rest, refuge, and safety to process, along with effective tools to manage stress.

— Joyce Hones, Mental Health Counselor in Asheville, NC

Strengthening effective ways to cope with the stress of life and change; in addition to managing expectations of self and others.

— Marcelle Little, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), I understand how stress can negatively impact the body physically, mentally, and emotionally and methods that can be helpful in relieving those symptoms.

— Sayuri (Julie) Heinl, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Arlington, VA

You know what this is. I know many ways to outsmart it, reframe it and transform your response to it.

— Lisa Love, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Serving all of Maine online, ME

Stress is a common contributor to mental health problems, like depressed mood, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and changes in your sleep or eating routine. If you're concerned about the toll that stress may be taking on your life, you might benefit from learning some concrete strategies to help you (1) find physical and psychological relief from stress symptoms, (2) rethink the source of your stress, and (3) build more confidence in how to manage the many demands the world is placing on you.

— Benjamin Pfeifer, Clinical Psychologist in Ann Arbor, MI

Even good stress can wreak havoc on the body! Feeling swept up in stress can feel like a whirlwind and its hard to just sit down and enjoy your progress and achievements. Maybe its a voice in your head saying "you didnt deserve it, or you could do more, it will never be enough." We can quiet that voice so you can stay in the present more often and enjoy the things you work so hard for.

— Rebecca Keck, Counselor in Kissimmee, FL

Would it be nice to be stress free? Let's think about that. When people think about stress, there is a negative connotation associated with that word...STRESS. However, there is good stress and bad stress. Good stress allows us to stay motivated and achieve our goals whereas bad stress can cause procrastination, burn out, and feelings of being overwhelmed. Overcoming bad stress creates resilience, "if I can get through this, I can get through anything".

— Heather Nemeth, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Western Springs, IL

You're smart, successful, and have created a great life for yourself. Except, even though you're afraid to admit it, you're not really enjoying it. Not as much as you want to be, or as much as you think you should be. Everyone thinks your life is great; but you know the truth. Inside, you're a stressed out, overwhelmed, anxious mess. You're ready for peace from your busy mind, and from feeling restless and scattered, so that you can slow down enough to actually be able to enjoy your life.

— Rebecca Mercurio, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Saint Louis, MO

Not quite anxiety but certainly not the way you want to live your daily life. This is where polishing up your habits, schedules, and intentionally increasing joy comes in. Again, we can come up with a plan, practice it, and tweak it until things feel better. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is often where we start.

— Beth Burkstrand-Reid, Clinical Social Worker in Lincoln, NE

Let's face it, the world we live in feels increasingly overwhelming and that's a layer of stress added on top of what we are all facing personally. Fatigue and burnout can take a big toll on our happiness, and if you sprinkle in some imposter syndrome or grief- it can truly feel like too much to hold. I offer space to acknowledge and honor all that you are holding, tools to navigate the emotions attached, and a collaborative plan for moving forward that acknowledges your humanness.

— Meredith Waller, Clinical Social Worker in Boulder, CO

I take a holistic approach to managing stress and living mindfully as to not get caught up in the daily chaos of modern day living. We will work on identifying stressors and incorporating healthy habits such as meditation, exercise, journaling, and nature into your life. I am open to discussing the role spirituality and your beliefs play in your life.

— Barbara Ferri, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

Helping people decrease their stress is my JAM. I am here to listen to your current struggles and also give you tools to decrease your stress so you can feel like the best version of yourself. Decreasing stress through breathwork, yoga, meditation and a few other tools- is my specialty! If you are frustrated and overwhelmed with the amount of stress in your life and are ready to live a life you love, you're in the right place. Let's do it together.

— Kerri Bicskei, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Tampa, FL