Stress Management Therapy
Undergoing stress is normal. However, how you deal with stressful situations determines how much they will affect you. Several factors may cause stress, even minor issues that you may tend to ignore. Today, things like inflation, global uncertainty, and the general climate of the world seem to have heightened stress across the board for most people.
Fortunately, counseling exists to help you deal with the everyday grind caused by stress. If you live in Rockwall, Texas or any of the surrounding communities and find yourself dealing with an unhealthy amount of stress, we encourage you to give us a call. Our team of licensed therapists can help you with strategies that are proven to lower stress and help you live a more relaxed lifestyle.
What Is Stress?
Stress is any change that may bring tension to your well-being. A response to this change differs from one person to another. Stress can cause psychological, physical, or emotional problems. But stress is not always negative. Mild stress levels can motivate you to finish a set objective and accomplish goals before a deadline, for example.
However, there comes a time when the stress becomes overwhelming. When this happens, knowing how to deal with stress is key to managing it. When stress piles up unmanaged, it can cause severe health problems which is why it’s sometimes called the “silent killer”. Since stress affects everyone differently, knowing how it manifests in you is an important step in learning how to manage it effectively.
What Are the Symptoms of Stress?
While each person may exhibit signs and symptoms slightly differently, there are general symptoms that relate to stress. These include physical symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, body pains and fatigue. You may also lose your appetite causing you to start losing weight.
Anxiety and depression are the main mental health effects that stress can show up as. These problems may lead you to indulge in substance abuse or even cause suicidal thoughts. Sudden change in mood is among the most evident signs of stress. Irritability increases your aggressiveness and also your chances of causing harm to someone or yourself.
Counseling Options for Stress Management
Our qualified therapists can help you come up with a customized stress management program that will ensure your days of being overly stressed are numbered. We may use a variety of therapies in your stress management including:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A counseling model based on identifying and rectifying the causes of stress. This type of counseling leans towards changing thinking and behavioral patterns.
Psychodynamic therapy: This is also a model that focuses on the psychological roots of the problem and teaches you to self-reflect and examine what’s going on with yourself.
Behavioral therapy: This focuses on the change in behavior of a patient. The idea is that in the same way you can acquire certain behaviors, is the same way you can forget them. A big part of this therapy is teaching you new, positive behaviors that reinforce a healthier, more stress-free lifestyle.
Exposure therapy: Involves the therapist creating a controlled environment and subjecting the patients to the stressors. The goal is to get patients accustomed to things that stress them out, eventually overcoming the problem.
Group therapy: Brings together patients with the same symptoms under the guidance of one or more therapists. This allows you to understand that other people also go through what you experience.
At Elevate Counseling Group, we’ll work with you to come up with the best form of therapy for your individual needs.
Why Seek Counseling for Stress Management?
Stress is a natural life occurrence. But it may overwhelm you, thus becoming unmanageable. If that happens, you may need help from certified therapists. Having someone to help you unwind your troubles can help in dealing with your problems. At Elevate Rockwall, we have a group of qualified therapists who are experienced in counseling for stress and we can pull from a variety of therapies to ensure you can create a new lifestyle for yourself that supports a healthier, more enjoyable quality of life. Give us a call now to speak with a therapist.