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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Stress is a regular part of life, but it’s how we respond to stress that will determine the impact on our physical and mental health. What do you do when things become chaotic and overwhelming? During stressful times, are your behaviors helping your situation or adding to your stress? At the SCIA, we know that stress is inevitable, and no one is exempt. Together, we’ll process the stressors in your life and determine coping strategies appropriate for your unique situation.

— Bianca Walker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Atlanta,

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 Denver, CO
 

Stress is an unfortunate and unavoidable component of life these days. I can't make the stress go away, but together we can find ways to better cope with it. And we can identify if some of the things that are stressing you out, can be fixed or eliminated. Breathe.....slow down.....relax.....we've got this!

— LAKink Shrink, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , 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
 

Everyone experiences stress at certain times in their life, whether from work or family issues. I use a solutions-focused approach to help you identify strategies to cope with stress.

— Camille Keith, Licensed Professional Counselor in Beaverton, OR

Stress may result from an unhealthy work environment or relationship. It may develop due to big life changes -starting college, becoming a parent, moving, losing a partner/ friend/ spouse- or feeling stuck. As we navigate a pandemic, job loss, isolation and huge situational changes- I know stress is building for many. If you feel overwhelmed, lets create a plan to address what you are facing. I am trained in Problem-Solving Therapy, solution-focused approaches and offer empowering support.

— Meredith Waller, Clinical Social Worker in Boulder, CO
 

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

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

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

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 ,
 

Anxiety and stress relief are essential to living your best life. Whether it is in your work environment, your home or your relationships, it is difficult to function when anxiety, panic and stress take over. I use a combination of short-term solution focused approaches. My goal is to get you some relief from your symptoms.

— Marcia Reich, Licensed Professional Counselor

OK, this is extremely vague, but 'Struggling with Life in General' wasn't an option for specialties. Stress is the ultimate indicator that something is wrong. The hard part is that we don't come hard-wired knowing how to identify where the stress is even coming from! A lot of people come to therapy with only a general knowledge that "my life isn't going very well at all" and talking with me is the START of figuring out what is going on. Then we work on what to do about it :)

— Matt Anderson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Edmond, OK
 

Stress and anxiety is debilitating. Using integrative, holistic techniques, we get to the root of anxious thinking and limiting beliefs. I help clients work with their bodies and their minds to find long-term relief from anxiety. This work is transformative and helps people recalibrate their experiences of daily life. Stress relief has positive effects on mood, decision-making, physical health, relationships, and so much more.

— Courtney Terrell, Counselor in Fishers, IN

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
 

Chronic Stress causes more damage to our bodies than we realize. Whether it is headaches, digestive issues, insomnia, moodiness, brain fog, sadness, fatigue, or low motivation that you experience, all can be a result of the body being in a constant state of fight or flight. A rush of stress hormones are released and the body has a difficult time returning to homeostasis. Through an integrative approach, the mind and body can start to move towards homeostasis/balance with a relief in symptoms

— Kelly Venuti, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Saint Petersburg, 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
 

You work hard, do your best and yet, it never seems like you are enough. The stress mounts as you worry about making the right decisions and avoiding mistakes. When you get home from work, the stress remains. There is never time for you, time to relax, time to enjoy the life you have worked hard to create. It's overwhelming and lonely. I have extensive experience in this area and can help you find a work/life balance that actually works for you. Where you can be your best self at all times.

— Katherine Boelts, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mission Viejo, CA 92691, CA

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
 

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

Do you find it hard to control your emotions? Do your emotions often dictate your response? Do you wish you had the techniques to harness your emotions and move forward with your life? Become more aware of your emotions Welcome, allow and regulate emotions Describe emotions clearly and in detail Evaluate whether the emotions are helpful or hurtful Identify the source of unhelpful emotions Develop alternative, healthy ways of coping with situations that often elicit hurtful emotions

— Tom Bolls, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX