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.

Meet the specialists

Life is difficult. Stress is a feeling of emotional or physical tension. It can come from any event or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, or anxious. Acute Stress is the most common form of stress. It comes from demands and pressures of the recent past and expected demands and pressures of the near future. Acute stress is thrillAs a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist I have been helping people cope with and overcome stressful life experiences for 30 years.

— Dr. M. Chris Wolf, Clinical Psychologist in JACKSONVILLE, FL

I have expertise an training in a variety of mindfulness techniques that are research supported to help decrease overall stress levels.

— Jocelyn Van Hee, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Sandy, OR

Stress can be related to personal life, work-- even small changes can bring crises. Let's learn how to treat ourselves kindly and gently while dealing with the stress.

— Nami Nocifera, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Marina Del Rey, CA

I educate and encourage successful coping skills to assist in managing high levels of stress.

— Tisha Lane, MS,RMHCI, Counselor in Naples, FL

I believe managing mental health is just as important as managing physical health, although our society does not always place the same level of importance. I enjoy helping my clients find a balance in their lives between the demands of home, the demands of work, and their own mental health.

— Andrea Hartman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Tampa, FL

Life is just stressful. You have stress at work, at school, at home, and with friends it may feel like it does not end. Unfortunately we can not get rid of stress (or we would be dead) however we can work towards the stress in life what will make us feel for fulfilled. I would like to help sort out the mess in your life and help limit the stress you do not want.

— Ronica Clark, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

I work with clients to decrease stress symptoms via online therapy paired with nutrition and fitness as supplemental tools for Holistic Mental Health Therapy.

— Brandi Jackson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

Stress can impact your body and mind, leaving you feel depleted, exhausted, foggy, and tense. You might be experiencing stress from work, family responsibilities, finances, chronic illness, or a combination of factors. I want to help you change the things that are change-able and focus on accepting the things you can't change. For that accepting part, I will give you some tools that you can use when stress is overwhelming you - simple, actionable strategies that can help you accept what's happening and not get too caught up in the worries that come with stressful moments.

— Ashley Hamm, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

Stress affects our relationships, our health, our jobs, and our memory (just to name a few). Often, I don't even think we realize just how stressed we really are, until sometime major happens. I use a cognitive behavioral and solution-focused approach to manage life stressors.

— Bettina Lyons, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Warner Robins, GA

Adjustment Concerns Relationship and Environmental Adjustments Stress Management School and Career related stress and Anxiety Time Management

— Alicea Martin Pressley, Therapist in Cincinnati, OH

Providing support to children, teens, and parents experiencing stress as a result of life changes, transitions, and challenges.

— Christine Brent, Clinical Social Worker in Rochester, NY

Stress in our lives is common and one of those things we can't seem to get away from. I can help you to learn new tools and strategies for managing the stress in your life by incorporating techniques to help you not only cope with the stress in your life, but also learn new habits that will help you tackle the stress that will appear in the future.

— Dominique Battle, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Winter Park, FL

Problems related to stress are increasing and it can feel like you are getting hit from all directions - school, work, relationships, family of origin, politics, religion, transitions, and on and on. Therapy can help you to build-up up resilience to the stresses of life through learning coping skills and ways to shift your perspective.

— Jody Kircher, Clinical Psychologist in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Let's face it, modern adult life is stressful. Sometimes the demands of the week feel like all too much to handle. We know that sustained stress can have negative consequences on not only our mental health, but our physical health as well. I take a holistic, customized approach to helping my clients learn handle the demands of life without sacrificing their inner peace.

— Kendra Vita, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in San Antonio, TX

Stress can be so overwhelming sometimes that we seem to be forgetting everything. We even forget to take care of ourselves. Therapy is a great practice to start taking care of our selves.

— Salina Schmidgall, Counselor in Manchester, MO

I have expertise in using cognitive behavioral therapy to help people cope with stress, anxiety, and depression. I will help you identify your negative cognitions and how they impact your feelings and behaviors. We will then work together to change those thoughts and behaviors to help you feel better. I also often incorporate mindfulness to help you find a calm sense of being in the midst of stress.

— Sari Chait, Psychologist in Newton, MA

Who doesn't have stress, right?!? We'd be lying if we said we could cure that stress. When you find that recipe, let us know! However, we can help you by defining your values, meaning and purpose in life in order to create balance that works for your world. We also provide those real life coping strategies that you can use. Our ideal client is anyone from a parent struggling with work/life balance, executive, couple, medical professional, therapist, or student! Stress happens at all stages!

— Heights Family Counseling, Counselor in Houston, TX

Are you living with anxiety & stress, struggling just to make it through the day? Are you facing difficult life challenges or living with a loved ones addiction? Finding Peace Counseling Wellness & Yoga provides hope & healing when needed most. Specializing in Trauma Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. If you choose, gentle movement , mindfulness & breath work can be used to assist with managing symptoms of stress.

— Karyn Bramanti-McGuire, Clinical Social Worker in New Port Richey, FL

Stress can be exhibited through various channels in our lives both physically and mentally. It can also create a domino effect of other issues and challenges that we recognize. Getting to the core of our stress can help to resolve the issues that surround us.

— Kelle DeBruin, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Oregon City, OR

Problems related to stress are increasing and it can feel like you are getting hit from all directions - school, work, relationships, family of origin, politics, religion, transitions, and on and on. Therapy can help you to build-up up resilience to the stresses of life through learning coping skills and ways to shift your perspective.

— Jody Kircher, Clinical Psychologist in Coeur d'Alene, ID

Every person experiences stress, but you may not have been taught how to cope with it on a day-to-day basis. I integrate components of mindfulness and present-moment awareness to help people achieve calm. My goal is to help you appreciate the positive moments in each day, while learning how to cope with stress.

— Tatiana Garcia, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Your days are long, way too long. Whether you are at the office all day – dealing with the stress of meetings and commuting, or you are working in your home taking care of the kids and managing a household, by the time the day is done, you’re exhausted. You haven’t worked out in days and finding time to spend with friends outside work or home life seems like a rare commodity instead of a more common occurrence.

— Rachel Dubrow, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Northfield, IL

Who doesn't feel stress these days!? The world we live in is filled with stressors that probably aren't going to go away any time soon. But, we can work together to figure out ways to reduce your stress levels and learn methods for coping with stress better. A healthy diet, exercise, even just walking, and spending time doing things you enjoy with people you like can be simple methods for easing the stress of life.

— Pamela Toll, Clinical Psychologist in Boca Raton, FL

I am highly trained in helping people to healthily and effectively manage stress of all kinds. My approaches to reduce stress are comprehensive and based in science.

— Adam Clark, Psychologist in Houston, TX