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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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

Are you tired of feeling anxious, stressed, and burnt-out? Are you overwhelmed, struggling to keep it all together, and constantly feel like you are failing? Do you feel like you have so much to be thankful for, yet you often feel sad and down? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you are in the right place. We all deserve a place to talk with someone who we know will not judge or shame us when we are struggling. If you are feeling overwhelmed, it’s okay to reach out for help!

— Amy Braun, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Before becoming a therapist, I was a driven professional in a high-pressure environment. No amount of work felt like enough, which led to burnout and self-doubt. I knew the way I was going about handling work just wasn’t working. Through my own therapy, I learned how to take responsibility for my part in my struggles, set and hold limits with work and eventually find a career that was more congruent with my values.

— Damon Dodge, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, 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 Pasadena, CA

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

To those on the outside, you seem to have the perfect life. You’ve worked hard to get to where you are, but for some reason it still doesn’t feel like it’s enough. You think that you should be doing more , however, you are truly struggling to keep up with life. You think that you are not enough and need to be perfect. Together, we will identify the situations or thoughts that result in anxiety as well as work on skills to help you cope better with emotions and thoughts.

— April Thomas-Kenney, Clinical Social Worker in Fort Morgan, CO

I am a firm believer that stress is one of those things that all of us will face in our life if we haven't already. I have experience in helping clients work on managing their reactivity to stress while helping them build up the tools necessary to regulate it's impact on quality of life.

— Michelle Gutierrez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Baldwin Park, CA

I realized early in my career that stress management was often overlooked and ignored in mental health. After completing all of my clinical training, I pursued and completed a 2 year program focused on sustainable well-being. I am able to share stress management tools with both adolescents and adults and find ways to adapt practices that lead to a sense of well-being and satisfaction in life.

— Regina Whittington, Therapist in Sunset Hills, MO

Stress creates dysregulation in the nervous system that can lead to habitual patterns. Clinicians at HMR are all trained in a variety of approaches to support the mind and body's response to stress and learn to build capacities for greater tolerance. There is ongoing support for clinicians through training, consultation and collaboration.

— HeartMind Resiliency LLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Richmond, VA

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.

— Dr. Jag Soni, Clinical Psychologist in Napa, CA

Stress is an indication of lacking self-care and a reminder to look for support. Life can get stressful, so do our job, relationship, school, parenting, illness, and different life transitions. Sometimes, there are deeper reasons for our stress and it is healthy to look into it. Do you feel life is almost falling apart? Do you want to improve your mood and relationship? Are school and career choices overwhelming? I can empathize and may provide help.

— Suzie ShihShin Wu, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Berkeley, CA

If you are struggling with overthinking the past or worrying about the future you may be missing out on this moment right here. We can work together to create a plan to manage the stress, identify areas of flexibility, and work to manage the stress to find balance in the moment.

— Rebecca Keck, Counselor in Kissimmee, FL

Identify areas to illicit change talk through motivational interviewing techniques and CBT to allow client to develop individualized skills to address on going stressors within relationships and behavior patterns.

— Nora Vassar, 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 Coral Springs, FL

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

Stress arises when we struggle with difficult situations and pressure. We can learn how to better manage stress by first understanding more about what stress is, and then by learning specific strategies and ways of thinking about our situations so that we can better respond to the thoughts and events that would otherwise cause us to feel highly stressed.

— Neil Wolfson, Mental Health Counselor in Boynton Beach, FL