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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I work with people in therapy to support & guide them in managing stress in healthy ways. We figure out how to minimize your stress where possible, and cope with unavoidable stress. Stress is a normal part of life, but current times are really testing our limits. Our built-in biological responses help us cope with stress, but chronic stress wears you out and can cause emotional symptoms of burnout, depression, & anxiety, as well as decreased immune functioning and physical symptoms.

— Roberta Ballard, Psychologist in Marietta, GA

I specialize in working with Creative People for support with "stress." The source of your stress may be wide and varied, but to me, this means your nature-given creative energies are out of alignment. Creative People have passion. This is vital for you to be able to create. When this is not directed in a healthy way it builds up as stress. In counseling, we identify what isn't functioning and get you back into a healthy state flow.

— Cindy Cisneros, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sykesville, MD

Stress and burnout are practically a given for women today. We use a combination of cognitive therapies (thinking about your thinking), mindfulness, and somatic interventions (body based skills) to help relieve your stress and worry. Sometimes just having a safe place to share can help you untangle the knot of anxious thinking and physical complaints.

— Cactus Flower Healing, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Mesa, AZ

If you feel overwhelmed, stuck, angry, or lost (aka dysregulated) your nervous system is speaking from the past. Together we explore and practice how to come into the present moment and resource the body for resilience!

— Shanna Dew, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

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

Life if full of stressful situations, our attitudes, beliefs, perspectives impact how we tolerate and manage stress. Our work together will focus on acknowledges that stress is real and creating a paradigm that will help you life your best life despite the reality of stress.

— Jag Soni, Clinical Psychologist in ,

Stress is like a workout - the right amount can help you rise to your full potential, but too much can leave you drained or injured. If you're concerned about the toll that stress may be taking, 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 your ability to manage the many demands the world is placing on you.

— Benjamin Pfeifer, Clinical Psychologist in Ann Arbor, MI

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 constantly feel the pressure. You carry the weight of all the problems: work, family, friends, you name it. You are great at keeping all of these things in, but on the inside you are constantly worried and stressed that you are going to let people down or embarrass yourself. It feels like you are not allowed to make mistakes. Your standards are high and it’s hard for you to experience joy because it never feels enough. We will address your high expectations to make space for compassion.

— Alison Gomez, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bakersfield, CA

Stress is "when the demands of our environment outweigh our personal resources". In addition to CBT, the scientific literature shows a strong relationship between health behaviors and stress. By exercising and learning techniques such as 1 min mindful meditation, diaphragmatic breathing, writing, imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation, you can lower your body's response to stress.

— Marie Donabella, Clinical Psychologist in Providence, RI

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

We live in a world filled with scary news headlines that make us feel like we are constantly in a crisis. Not to mention the day to day stress from work, the kids, and our families. Learning to pause and take a break from what's happening in the world is a skillset that we have to begin implementing. When you are flying on a plane, the flight attendant reminds you that in case of an emergency, you must put your oxygen mask on first. Let's find what your oxygen mask looks like!

— Manny Romero, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Clemente, CA

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

Stress is a crucial part of everyday life. I am here to help you figure out how to better manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors relating to stress.

— Danielle Graddick, Clinical Psychologist in Livingston, NJ

Stress is a common contributor to depressed mood, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and unplanned 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