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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 hard on our whole selves, mental and physical. Learning to manage your stress level can improve your health, creativity, and ability to achieve goals. Let's work together to identify the sources of your stress and explore ways to manage them.

— Kelli Collins, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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

To manage stress I utilize a variety of interventions that include Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strengths Based Approach.

— Lizabeth De Loera, Licensed Professional Counselor in Phoenix, AZ

Stress affects affects our physical health, cognitive functioning, sleep, behaviors, and emotions. We can't change everything in life but we can lessen the impact stressors have for our brain and body. It is worthwhile to take advantage of evidence based stress management practices . We can learn about these practices and create space between the stressors and the reactions. You can recover faster from stress to be able to continue to do what you enjoy doing.

— Debbie Yoro, Clinical Social Worker in Beaverton, OR

Everyone experiences stress at some point in their life. With the coping skills to manage the triggers, one can live a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle. Stress can cause physical ailments and physical ailments can cause stress; therefore, an individual's overall health is important and should be treated as such.

— Cathleen Olson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Vero Beach, FL

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

Left untreated, stress can often leave mothers unable to be their best selves as a parents, employees, spouses, or contributors to the family as a whole. They can be faced with sleep disturbances, family and marital issues, difficulty carrying out daily activities, loss of self esteem, and decreased motivation. My preferred methods for dealing with stress in mothers is through the use of ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), Mindfulness training, and the development of peer support.

— Candace Holloman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Overland Park, KS

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

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 ,

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

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

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

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

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