Stress Management Therapy
Are You Struggling To Manage Excessive, Elevated Stress?
Do you constantly replay challenges from each day or worry about your obligations for the coming one? Are you caught in a cycle where you are too stressed to sleep at night and too tired during the day to cope with challenges and complete tasks? Do you tend to dismiss possible long term mental and physical health concerns because “it’s just stress” or you think talking about your concerns would make you appear weak? You may find you are more irritable or quicker to anger than you used to be, making it difficult to focus at work or feel like yourself in a relationship. Or, perhaps your child is struggling with behavioral or academic difficulties that you believe may be caused by stress in school or at home. Additionally, if you or a loved one is serving or has served in the military, you may face increased challenges as you cope with deployment stress or posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
You may not have been aware of the impact undue and elevated stress was having on your life until you hit a wall or a loved one expressed concern. Prolonged poor sleep can make it harder to manage stress and lead to serious health challenges. Additionally, stress is one of the most common and significant causes and triggers for mental health disorders like anxiety and depression. Prolonged stress is also linked to a number of physical health problems.
Many Individuals Struggle With Stress Management
We all deal with stress as a natural part of our lives, and it can be either helpful or problematic depending on when and how we experience it. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), between 20 and 30 percent of adults in the US experience extreme stress in a given year. But, many people who struggle with significant and undue stress may not be fully aware of the physiological and psychological impact it can have on their lives. There are a variety of causes, triggers and symptoms associated with stress. As a result, many clients initially seek therapy for anxiety, depression or other challenges, only identifying stress management as an area of struggle during sessions. In other cases – when clients are dealing with more severe or prolonged stress – it can leave them feeling broken and too embarrassed or hopeless to seek help.
But with the right guidance and support, it is possible to find relief and effectively manage stress. Stress management therapy at Chupik Counseling can help you recognize when stress levels are starting to build, develop the skills and confidence to manage symptoms and live a life with more joy and less stress.
Stress Management Therapy Can Help You Manage And Reduce Stress
You may understand that stress can impact your life but struggle to appreciate the extent to which it is affecting you mentally, emotionally and physically. And, you might recognize that preventative skills can help you reduce and manage stress but have a hard time knowing how or when to put them into practice. Through stress management therapy at Chupik Counseling, you can access the information, skills and intervention techniques you need to recognize, reduce and manage stress in your life.
Our therapy approach is directed by your particular challenges, needs and therapy goals. We can help to identify if stress is contributing to anxiety, depression, panic or other personal or relationship problems. When you understand how stress is impacting your life and how you have dealt with it up to this point, you can develop more effective stress management techniques. We take a strength-based approach to stress management therapy, identifying unique strategies to build on your skills and interests while improving areas of struggle or weakness. Utilizing relaxation techniques, mindfulness, hypnotherapy and other methods shown to be effective in stress management, you can gain greater self-awareness and a better understanding of how to alleviate stress in your life.
When you are dealing with severe or prolonged stress there can be significant emotional, psychological and physiological impacts on your life, career and relationships. Stress management therapy at Chupik Counseling can help you learn to recognize the negative effects of stress so you can prevent it or intervene before it becomes overwhelming. You can recognize where elevated stress manifests in your body—through headaches, stomach aches or fatigue, for example—and use body indicators as an early warning system so you can respond before you become anxious, angry or irritable. As you become more aware of the level of stress you are experiencing at any given time, you can take meaningful steps to alleviate and manage undue or elevated stress.
The therapists at Chupik Counseling have been helping individuals, couples and teens or children learn to understand and manage stress for many years. We understand that your challenges are unique, and stress management therapy can be incorporated into many treatment plans, including anxiety, depression and relationship counseling. With the right guidance and support, you can understand why you are struggling, recognize and manage symptoms and live a healthier, stress-reduced life.
But, you may still have questions or concerns about stress management therapy…
I thought only crazy people went to therapy.
While some individuals do attend therapy for help with serious psychological disorders, the majority of our clients are looking for support with more common challenges like stress, anxiety, depression or addiction recovery, to name a few. We all have areas in our lives where we don’t handle things as well as we would like, or we lack the resources or skills we need to make a meaningful change. With stress management therapy, you can work to address challenges and achieve your personal growth and development goals.
I’ve tried stress management therapy before and it didn’t work. How will you be able to help me?
The therapists at Chupik Counseling provide the information, resources, support and practical skills that you need to recognize and alleviate stress before it gets out of hand. We help you see your own strengths and find the confidence to address your challenges rather than avoid them. Additionally, you are not the same person you were the last time you tried to manage your stress, and we tailor our approach to your unique situation and goals.
I don’t think I have a problem. I just want to be left alone.
You may think that your boss, spouse, parents or friends are riding you too hard, and you only feel stressed because of the pressure they are adding to your life. With stress management therapy, you can learn to cope with challenging individuals and communicate your wants and needs more clearly.
You Can Live With Less Stress
If you are struggling to identify and reduce stress in your life, or if you have additional questions about stress management therapy, we invite you to contact our office and schedule an initial consultation and first session.