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Stress Therapy

You have big dreams and life goals, but somehow you can't quite keep up with day-to-day demands. Outside influences and pressures are bringing you down, you find yourself procrastinating on important tasks, and avoidance has become your go-to coping mechanism.

You are stressed out. 

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 and it helps keep you safe by preparing you to deal with danger or perceived threats.


At times, stress can feel out of proportion to a stressful situation and it can interfere with your ability to do the things you want or need to do. If you're finding it increasingly difficult to cope with your heightened stress or you feel like you're stuck in a rut, you may be experiencing severe stress and could benefit from a little extra support. I'd love to help! With stress therapy, you can feel better and learn to cope with your stress in ways that feel healthiest for you. 

If you experience a few or more of the following symptoms of stress on a daily basis, therapy for stress 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

  • Weakened immune system

  • Difficulties sleeping

  • Loneliness

  • General unhappiness

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Difficulties concentrating

  • Indecisiveness

  • Memory concerns

  • Anxious thoughts 

  • Panic attacks

  • Coping with drugs or alcohol 

Stress can have a strong impact on your ability to function and your overall mood. It can be overwhelming, exhausting and, at times, paralyzing.  

I specialize in counseling adults who are experiencing life challenges due to heightened stress. 

I am an integrative therapist and I incorporate several evidence-based treatment models into the therapeutic process. Here are the most common approaches I use in stress treatment:  

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy

  • Strengths-Based Therapy

  • Psycho-education

  • Holistic Therapy

  • Psychotherapy

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

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Common contributors to stress:

  • Career burnout

  • School burnout

  • Big life changes

  • Long work hours

  • Times of uncertainty​​

  • Heightened worry

  • High expectations

  • Being under immense pressure

  • Overwhelming responsibilities

  • Inability to control the outcome of things

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are therapeutic approaches that are commonly used in stress 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.

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. 

I incorporate CBT 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 stress counseling is to help you break free from self-defeating thoughts, beliefs and behaviors, so you can learn to cope with your stress 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!

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