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.

Meet the specialists

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

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

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

Stress responses vary and can include our attempts to meet multiple demands (parenting, work, relationships) to limited resources (financial, social supports) to exposure to chronic or single stressful events. Learning to manage or resolve stress involves identifying the true causes of stress and creating the correct combination of coping skills and environmental changes needed to bolster your resilience. I am here to teach valuable skills, identify an implementing needed change.

— Dr. LeShelle Woodard, Clinical Psychologist in Hanover, MA
 

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 Portland, OR

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
 

Stress responses vary and can include our attempts to meet multiple demands (parenting, work, relationships) to limited resources (financial, social supports) to exposure to chronic or single stressful events. Learning to manage or resolve stress involves identifying the true causes of stress and creating the correct combination of coping skills and environmental changes needed to bolster your resilience. I am here to teach valuable skills, identify an implementing needed change.

— Dr. LeShelle Woodard, Clinical Psychologist in Hanover, MA

We all experience stress in our lives. Doctors report that stress is the basis of many primary care appointments and that stress is the beginning of many diseases. Not all stress is bad, however, and how we cope with stress depends on whether it will create dis-ease in our bodies mentally or physically. I can help you find ways that work for you to work with your stress so it can be a motivator and not an inhibitor for your own success and the life you want to live.

— Jessica Stebbins, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Merritt Island, FL
 

Stress, overwhelmed, and tired. We don't teach you coping techniques, neurofeedback actually calms the central nervous system and the brain.

— Lisa Taylor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Northfield, MN

I blend mindfulness-based interventions such as mindfulness meditation and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) informed therapy to help clients become more strategic and mindful of their emotional responses and internal talk that are triggered by stress.

— Dr. Sylvia Kalicinski-Don, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Miami Beach, FL 33140, FL
 

I help people learn the skills to help manage stress in their lives. I have participated in trainings for stress management, implemented some of those skills into my own life to successfully manage it and I know I can help you. I will teach you the coping skills I learned in grad school as well as along the way so that you will have the tools necessary when stress becomes overwhelming.

— Cindy Athey, Counselor in Clearwater, FL
 

Stress happens daily. There is good stress and there is bad stress. We cannot avoid it, yet we can find ways to minimize the impact it has on our mind and body. Believe it or not our mind and our body is connected. What we don't typically realize is that when our body sends particular signals we have pathways that send it either to our emotional center or our information processing area in the brain. If we get emotionally hijacked stress, like anxiety, can become chronic states--which then leads to unhealthy coping strategies. We can work to calm the nervous system, and take a rational approach to life which can eliminate unnecessary stress in our life.

— Jolene Feeney, Mental Health Counselor in VANCOUVER, WA

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

Everyday stress and cumulative stress can have an impact on emotional and physical health. I support individuals in finding their way to reduce stress and the impact it can have on their lives.

— Valerie Fahie, Counselor in Doylestown, PA

Life is stressful. We can work together to manage and reduce your stressors AND find appropriate coping strategies for your toolbox.

— Tina Gutman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in West Bloomfield, MI
 

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

Raising a family can be overwhelming. It's exhausting doing all the tasks involved, and you don't get the appreciation you deserve. I want to help you find ways to include self-care and add relaxation to your life so the stress doesn't affect you quite as much. I view our ability to cope with stress like a bucket filled with water. The higher up the water level is, the less water it takes to overflow. When we help you to reduce your chronic stress level, you'll be able to handle whatever comes up without overflowing.

— Dr. Kevin Hyde, Psychologist in Palm Harbor, FL
 

"Stress" is a broad term, but it also broadly affects our society today, in ways that are becoming increasingly pervasive and toxic. Our daily lives can be incredibly harried, distracted, overloaded, and often debilitating. This accumulation of stress can have an impact on self-esteem, relationships, health, daily functioning, and sleep, to name a few. I use approaches based in mindfulness, CBT, self-compassion, boundary-setting, and self-care to help clients address sources of stress.

— Allison Staiger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Metairie, LA

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
 

Stress is an inevitable part of life. Yet, it feels unmanageable. The more you try to understand it and make it go away, the larger your ball of stress gets. Psychotherapy can help you break free of it’s grip on your life so that you can navigate challenges well, live more playfully, and feel fulfilled! You will enter counseling to overcome and conquer your inner critic, self-doubt, perfectionism, performance stress, and overwhelm that gets in the in the way of achieving your ambitions.

— Nicole Byrne, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

Do you want to quickly bounce back after a damaging life experience? I can teach you to unwind from the raw nerves or exhaustion caused by your family, job, or childhood. Perhaps you dream of finally saying NO to the intrusive controllers at home or work. Maybe you want a personalized wellness plan around nutrition, sleep, fun physical movement, or meditation...but have no time to get started.We'll tackle those tough spots. You'll love your new practical plans that bring you the ease and energy that you've been yearning for. You don't have to do this alone! Call, I'm listening.

— Valerie Keim, Counselor in Pleasant Hill, CA