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 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

You're smart, successful, and have created a great life for yourself. Except, even though you're afraid to admit it, you're not really enjoying it. Not as much as you want to be, or as much as you think you should be. Everyone thinks your life is great; but you know the truth. Inside, you're a stressed out, overwhelmed, anxious mess. You're ready for peace from your busy mind, and from feeling restless and scattered, so that you can slow down enough to actually be able to enjoy your life.

— Rebecca Mercurio, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Webster Groves, MO
 

Whether you are in high school, college, or out on your own, you've probably experienced your fair share of stress. The question is, what do we do with it? How do we cope? We avoid, we withdraw, we engage in drug use, risky behavior, all sorts of ways to escape pain. That’s what life becomes, how can I escape the pain. We need someone to talk to, find a way to slow things down, break them into smaller pieces, learn to accept ourselves the way we are. I can help you get to a better place.

— Andrew Brucker, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

I specialize in working with Creative People for support with "stress." The source of your stress may be wide and varied, but to me, this means your nature-given creative energies are out of alignment. Creative People have passion. This is vital for you to be able to create. When this is not directed in a healthy way it builds up as stress. In counseling, we identify what isn't functioning and get you back into a healthy state flow.

— Cindy Cisneros, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sykesville, MD
 

Giving people tools to decrease their stress is my absolute jam. Decreasing stress through various tools such as breathwork, yoga, meditation and a few other tools- is my specialty! If you are frustrated and overwhelmed with the amount of stress in your life and are ready to live a life you love, you're in the right place. I've got you!

— Kerri Bicskei, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Tampa, FL

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
 

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

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.

— Dr. Jag Soni, Clinical Psychologist in Napa, CA
 

Stress is like a workout - the right amount can help you grow to your full potential, but too much can leave you drained or injured. 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

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
 

We will work on self-care and to challenge negative thoughts.

— Noni Kendall, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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 awful. It can make us feel anxious or even just make us shut down, but either way it makes everything else in our life so much harder to deal with. You can change how you see stress though. When we work together, you'll learn ways to cope with stress in a health way, so you can trust that you can handle stressful situations, even if they may feel overwhelming right now.

— Danielle Wayne, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boise, ID

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
 

Stress is a common contributor to 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

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