Therapy for Stress Management

Feeling overwhelmed? Losing motivation? Can’t stop thinking about that thing? Stress has impacts on our emotional and physical well-being. Stress is our way of responding mentally and physical to stressful events. These events can be a one-time event like a change in work or family.  Or it can be something that happens over a period of time like a medical illness or life transition. 

Stress, when unmanaged, can lead to problems with sleeping and concentration. Stress can also lead to issues with the optimal functioning of your digestive, cardiac, and immune systems. Stress can also contribute to problems with pain management and body tension. Stress may also put you at higher risk of developing anxiety or depression. 

In therapy you will learn about what causes you stress, ways to respond to the stressor, and what coping skills are helpful in reducing the symptoms of stress. 

Why is it important to manage stress?

Stress can feel overwhelming and can make it hard to go about your daily life. Stress can interfere with doing the things you are used to. Stress can make it hard to enjoy activities or being around others. Stress can make problems seem ever present in our thoughts. 

Unmanaged, stress can place you at higher risk of developing an anxiety disorder.

What is the difference between stress and anxiety?

Stress and Anxiety have similar symptoms. They can both make it difficult to control worry and can impact physical and mental functioning. 

Stress is typically a response to an external or outside stressor or event while Anxiety is our inner response to stress. Anxiety impacts our ability to live our life the way we would like and is constant even when there is no stressor.