Stress

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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Coping skills to manage stress-related issues related to workplace challenges and challenges in interpersonal relationships.

— Jennifer Ekeoba, Student Therapist in Katy, TX

Adolescent and adult life stresses related to school, work, family, and other areas of life.

— Spencer Schultz, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Wylie, TX
 

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

Anxiety can be debilitating and frustrating when unmanaged. In therapy, we can learn your triggers, and work on realistic tools to manage anxiety.

— Stacia Narasky, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

Stress from trauma or PTSD, lack of direction in life, job/careers issues, or positive things like marriage or buying your first home are all recognized in the body as stress. and etc. The body is objective in creating the stress hormone cortisol. You are not alone and there are tools and ways to process what is going on with you to decrease yours levels of stress. Imagine if you could lessen your stress by 50%, 80%, what would be different?

— It's Your Therapy LLC, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Boca Raton, FL

Stress is universal and one of the biggest issues of our time. I've supported clients as they recover from past and current stressors, such as childhood adversity, burnout, exhaustion, cultural stress, and stress-related physical and mental health issues. I also do public speaking engagements to get the word out about stress reduction and stress management.

— Nancy Lee, Licensed Professional Counselor in Foxfield, CO
 

I can work with all types of stress, whether it is due from trauma or a build-up of life events. I am a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and utilize EMDR and CBT to assist in processing it.

— Karla Rennhofer, Clinical Psychologist

I utilize a client driven talk therapy with a mindfulness approach intertwined. We will work on identifying what skills work best for you to manage your stress in and out of sessions. I utilize positive psychology and dialectical behavior therapy for clients to have an array of tools to manage their stress.

— Hope Perini, Counselor in Barre, VT
 

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

Whether you are in high school, college, or out on your own, you've probably experienced your fair share of stress. The question is, what do we do with it? How do we cope? We avoid, we withdraw, we engage in drug use, risky behavior, all sorts of ways to escape pain. That’s what life becomes, how can I escape the pain. We need someone to talk to, find a way to slow things down, break them into smaller pieces, learn to accept ourselves the way we are. I can help you get to a better place.

— Andrew Brucker, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
 

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

Whether you are in high school, college, or out on your own, you've probably experienced your fair share of stress. The question is, what do we do with it? How do we cope? We avoid, we withdraw, we engage in drug use, risky behavior, all sorts of ways to escape pain. That’s what life becomes, how can I escape the pain. We need someone to talk to, find a way to slow things down, break them into smaller pieces, learn to accept ourselves the way we are. I can help you get to a better place.

— Andrew Brucker, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
 

Anxiety, depressed mood, post-traumatic stress, & ongoing sleep disruption negatively impacts your mental health, physical health, & damages relationships with the people you love. I'm trained in gold standard treatments for chronic stress that focus on increasing your skills for relaxation, being more present & in the moment, deepening your relationships, discovering your values, & committing to living a more open, flexible, exciting, authentic life.

— Dr. Brian Curtis, Clinical Psychologist in Woods Cross, UT

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, 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
 

The Epidemic of Modern Life in Our Society is STRESS Stress itself is not a disease, but it leads to a breakdown in psychological, body and brain functioning.  Stress is disease causing. If stress is not relieved damage occurs. As your body and brain experience your reactions to stress triggers, You have become the stressor itself. Three Inter-related Phases of Stress Damage: *Psychological and Neuronal (brain) Damage:  begins with A) feeling mentally tired, drained of energy which can mask as depression, anxiety, panic. B) Brain fatigue results in impaired focus, impaired attention/concentration, impaired learning of new information, and impaired memory recall of recent information. It can mask as attention deficit disorder (ADD).  It can also present as Mild Cognitive Impairment or incipient dementia. *Behavioral Damage: Negative changes in behavior most often show up in 2 major areas: relationships and work.  A) friction or arguments B) less productivity and creativity, C) distracting avoidant behavior (e.g. compulsions, addictions, substance abuse) . * Physical Damage: Physical fatigue, allergies, asthma, skin conditions, headaches, compromised immune system functioning, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, heart disease, heart attack, stroke and et cetera. We all react differently to stressful situations. What is stressful to one person may not be stressful to another. Almost anything can cause stress. For some people, just thinking about something or several small things can cause stress. How we react to a situation will affect how stress affects us and our health. A person who feels they do not have enough resources to cope will be more likely to have a stronger stress reaction, and also can trigger health problems. There are many techniques to deal with stress, the underlying issues that trigger stress, and the hazards of stress. If you feel stressed out, or overwhelmed, you should know that life doesn’t have to be this way. Together, you and Dr. Shawna, will look into your life to find the sources of your stress, stress triggers, and figure out what to change, or implement. These things may involve your work, your family, or all other areas of your personal life. You will also learn techniques and coping skills to help you relax. Dr. Shawna is an expert at stress management. She will help you sort through issues and find the best ways to cope in healthy ways and move forward.

— Dr. Shawna Freshwater, Clinical Psychologist in Miami Beach, FL

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 ,
 

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