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 common contributor to depressed mood, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and unplanned changes in your sleep or eating routine. If you're concerned about the toll that stress may be taking, 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 your ability to manage the many demands the world is placing on you.

— Benjamin Pfeifer, Clinical Psychologist in Ann Arbor, MI

Stress is a common contributor to depressed mood, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and unplanned 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
 

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 ,

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
 

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

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
 

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

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
 

Anxiety, depressed mood, post-traumatic stress, & ongoing sleep disruption negatively impacts your mental health, physical health, & damages relationships with the people you love. I'm trained in gold standard treatments for chronic stress that focus on increasing your skills for relaxation, being more present & in the moment, deepening your relationships, discovering your values, & committing to living a more open, flexible, exciting, authentic life.

— Dr. Brian Curtis, Clinical Psychologist in Woods Cross, UT

Stress can feel like it's taking over your life. Work, school, family struggles, financial worries, health problems, and societal issues are some of the many things that often add to stress levels. Stress can be a vicious cycle and prevents a lot of people from fully enjoying their lives. Luckily, there are tons of great tools I can help you implement to get your stress under control.

— Lauren Borkowski, Counselor in Longmont, CO
 

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

Stress is a crucial part of everyday life. I am here to help you figure out how to better manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors relating to stress.

— Danielle Graddick, Clinical Psychologist in Livingston, NJ
 

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

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 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

Anxiety can be debilitating and frustrating when unmanaged. In therapy, we can learn your triggers, and work on realistic tools to manage anxiety.

— Stacia Narasky, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

Reducing stress through exploring the root of the stress, as well as providing skills and tools to regulate stress levels.

— Dylan Johnson, Associate Professional Counselor