Stress Therapy

Stress is a perfectly normal response to threatening situations or things that may worry you. In fact, stress is part of your natural fight or flight response that helps keep you safe by preparing you to deal with danger or perceived threats. 

So, what is the difference between stress and anxiety? Stress is your system's reaction to a perceived danger or threat (an external cause) and anxiety is your body's specific reaction to the stress you are experiencing (an internal reaction). 

 With stress therapy, you can feel better and learn to cope with your anxiety in ways the feel healthiest for you. 

If you experience a few or more of the following symptoms of anxiety on a daily basis, stress therapy is the right support system for you:

  • Moodiness

  • Irritability

  • Anger

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle tension

  • Jaw clenching

  • Digestive issues

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Nausea

  • Increased heartbeat

  • Chest pain

  • Faster Breathing

  • High blood pressure

  • Difficulties sleeping

  • Loneliness

  • General unhappiness

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Anxious thoughts 

Anxiety can have a strong impact on your ability to function and your overall mood. It can be intense, persistent or excessive, and heightened worry, stress or fear can be all-consuming and debilitating.

We specialize in counseling teens and adults who are experiencing life challenges due to heightened anxiety. We love working with high functioning anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and everything in-between. 

Our therapists are integrative and incorporate several evidence-based treatment models into the therapeutic process. Here are the most common approaches used in anxiety treatment

As Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, we have received specialized training in treating every person as a whole, and we help clients heal by taking the entire human being and their life experiences into consideration for assessment and treatment purposes. The goal of anxiety therapy is to help you strike a balance in taking care of your mind, body and spirit, so you can effectively tackle and manage your anxiety in a way that works best for you. 

Common contributors to anxiety:

  • Big life changes

  • Times of uncertainty

  • Being under immense pressure

  • Overwhelming responsibilities

  • Working long hours

  • Inability to control the outcome of things

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are therapeutic approaches that are commonly used in anxiety treatment. These are evidence-based approaches that encourage you to take charge by implementing strategies and techniques that allow you to effectively manage your stress and anxiety.

These psychotherapy approaches aid you in understanding the thoughts and feelings that influence your behaviors, and how these behaviors impact your life in certain ways. You gain skills and techniques that assist you in being more in control of how you think, feel and react. 

We incorporate CBT, DBT and ACT strategies into our therapy sessions to guide you in identifying and processing the connections between your emotions, thoughts and physical experiences. The goal of anxiety therapy is to help you break free from self-defeating thoughts, beliefs and behaviors, so you can learn to cope with your anxiety and manage it in ways that feel healthier for you.

If you are ready to take the next step, we invite you to connect with us. Our counselors offer a free 15-minute phone or video consultation so you can get a feel for whether we are a good fit for your unique needs. If you’re interested in learning more, contact us. We'd love to help you get started!