Therapy for Stress

Acute Stress, Episodic Acute Stress, Chronic Stress

What is Stress?


While stress is most often thought of as a negative experience, stress is also simply our physiological, psychological, and emotional response to “very demanding circumstances.” Stress can be the result of being overworked at your job, juggling the day-to-day demands of being a stay-at-home parent, or balancing academic responsibilities with extracurricular activities. All of these activities can be rewarding and valued, but they can also be quite stressful. Trained mental health professionals (e.g., therapist, counselor, psychologist) can assist people with learning how to more effectively reduce and manage stress.

 

Common Symptoms of Stress


COGNITIVE
difficulties concentrating, focusing, memory impairment

EMOTIONAL
irritability, anger, anxiety

PHYSICAL
frequent headaches, loss of appetite, low energy and/or fatigue, muscle tension, body aches, digestive issues, difficulties with sleep

BEHAVIORAL
impulsivity, procrastination, increased substance use/abuse

OUR APPROACH

Treatment Approaches for Stress

There is no cure for stress. Stress is a normal and quite helpful automatic response that prepares us to face the challenges and demands of life. However, our bodies and minds need to recuperate and recharge. Here are some of the most effective ways to manage stress.

MIND+BODY

Yoga, mindfulness meditation, massage therapy, and physical exercise have all been proven to reduce stress and improve stress resilience.  Join us at one of our yoga classes, treat yourself to a massage, or meet one-on-one with one of our wellness coaches to improve your stress management skills and strategies.

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)

CBT is a proven strategy to help reduce and manage daily stress. Therapists assist individual with breaking unhelpful thinking patterns and behavioral habits and with developing healthier strategies to navigate the challenges of daily life.

ACCEPTANCE & COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)

ACT is a behaviorally-oriented therapeutic approach that aims to modify how a person relates and responds to their internal experiences (i.e., thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and urges) in order to more fully engage in values-based behaviors.

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