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 normal occurrence for everyone, and may even be helpful under certain circumstances. However, when it starts to impact how we feel/think about ourselves, or adds strain to our relationships, or makes it harder to work, it's important to pause and see what's going on. In therapy I like to explore the potential causes of stress, collaborate on a stress management plan, and evaluate what lifestyle accommodations may be needed.

— Ana Hinshaw, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , CA

As a mindfulness specialist, I enjoy working with clients to help them better understand how stress impacts their nervous system, thought processes, emotional reactions and behaviors. I teach evidence-based exercises from mindfulness and polyvagal theory to help clients tolerate life's unpleasant moments. I also help clients strengthen their ability to find joy, pleasure and meaning, even when life doesn't always feel that way.

— Carolynn Aristone, Clinical Social Worker in Haddonfield, NJ

Do you feel like you’re going in circles trying to solve problems and getting nowhere? You may be feeling like no matter how hard you try, you’re not being understood or heard. You have family conflict and feel disconnected or lack a bond with those you wish you could be close to. You keep seeing issues come up in your relationships but don’t know how to solve it, or if you are even part of the problem. Find the peace and connection you're looking for.

— Darcy Pare, Mental Health Counselor

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

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 are living through uncertain and unprecedented times, and stress has pivoted to match this moment. Our time together provides space to learn skills to better manage stress, as well as a judgment free, safe space to share and process challenges and feelings.

— Emily Brenner, Art Therapist in Ridgewood, NY

Stress is poison and we can't escape it. We can learn to manage stress in a way that allows us to not feel overwhelmed and depleted. Stress had reached epidemic proportions in our country before the we are at all time high stress levels nationwide. We will figure out the primary culprits responsible for your stress, and then we will find the formula of self care and healthy coping that works best for you.

— Christine Kotlarski, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

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

I take a holistic approach to managing stress and living mindfully as to not get caught up in the daily chaos of modern day living. We will work on identifying stressors and incorporating healthy habits such as meditation, exercise, journaling, and nature into your life. I am open to discussing the role spirituality and your beliefs play in your life.

— Barbara Ferri, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA

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

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 Hillsboro, OR

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

Stress is a common contributor to mental health problems, like depressed mood, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and 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

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

I have worked with many clients presenting with a desire to reduce stress and learn to implement healthy coping skills.

— Monique Dunn, Clinical Social Worker in Houston, TX

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

I have over 15 years of assisting individuals manage symptoms of stress and developing coping skills to address thinking issues and incorporate coping skills

— Porsche Collins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC