Stress Management

Transform your life to reduce stress.

Transform your life to reduce stress

Stress Management – People who are “stressed out” often feel that there is nothing that can be done to reduce their stress level. There is a certain reality to the perspective that jobs, family, finances, and life in general will always be demanding and stressful.

Learning to effectively manage stress, tension, and frustration/anger is all about achieving a greater sense of control in and over your life. This includes gaining a greater sense of mastery in managing your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, and your responses to demands in your life. The ultimate goal is a more balanced life.

Signs that you need help with managing stress:

  • Zoning out for hours in front of the television or computer
  • Using alcohol or drugs to relax
  • Sleeping too much
  • Lashing out at others verbally and/or physically
  • Withdrawing from family, friends, and social activities
  • Trying to fill up nearly every minute of your life in order to avoid having to face unpleasant thoughts, feelings, or situations
  • Procrastinating
  • Experiencing stress-related physical ailments such as frequent headaches, a gastrointestinal problem, fatigue, muscle pain, etc.

Our therapists will utilize a comprehensive approach to helping you learn to manage stress effectively. We tailor therapy to the specific needs of each client’s situation using some combination of the following strategies:

  • Development of relaxation, assertiveness, distress tolerance, and/or emotion regulation skills
  • Development of healthy lifestyle changes
  • Development of more effective ways of thinking about yourself, your relationships with others, and events in your life
  • Resolution of painful emotional experiences linked to traumatic events

Please contact our office at 724-934-3905, or via our online Contact Form, for more information or to schedule an appointment.