Stress Management Counseling / Therapy

Stress can have wide ranging effects

anger management on emotions, mood and behavior. There are numerous emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to stress including depression and anxiety. A stress-related illness called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops after an event like war, physical or sexual assault, a near-death experience, or a natural disaster.
If you have chronic stress, the best way to deal with it is to take care of the underlying problem. Counseling can help you find ways to relax and calm down. Medicines may also help. The following is a list of some 50 common signs and symptoms of stress.
  • Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain
  • Gritting, grinding teeth
  • Stuttering or stammering
  • Tremors, trembling of lips, hands
  • Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms
  • Light headedness, faintness, dizziness
  • Ringing, buzzing or "popping sounds"
  • Frequent blushing, sweating
  • Cold or sweaty hands, feet
  • Dry mouth, problems swallowing
  • Frequent colds, infections, herpes sores
  • Rashes, itching, hives, "goose bumps"
  • Unexplained or frequent "allergy" attacks
  • Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea
  • Excess belching, flatulence
  • Sudden attacks of panic
  • Chest pain, palpitations
  • Excess anxiety, worry, guilt, nervousness
  • Increased anger, frustration, hostility
  • Depression, frequent or wild mood swings
  • Difficulty breathing, sighing
  • Constipation, diarrhea
  • Frequent urination
  • Poor sexual desire or performance
  • Increased or decreased appetite
  • Insomnia, nightmares, disturbing dreams
  • Difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts
  • Trouble learning new information
  • Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion
  • Difficulty in making decisions.
  • Feeling overloaded or overwhelmed.
  • Frequent crying spells or suicidal thoughts
  • Feelings of loneliness or worthlessness
  • Little interest in appearance, punctuality
  • Nervous habits, fidgeting, feet tapping
  • Increased frustration, irritability, edginess
  • Overreaction to petty annoyances
  • Increased number of minor accidents
  • Obsessive or compulsive behavior - OCD
  • Reduced work efficiency or productivity
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  • Lies or excuses to cover up poor work
  • Rapid or mumbled speech
  • Excessive defensiveness or suspiciousness
  • Problems in communication, sharing
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Constant tiredness, weakness, fatigue
  • Frequent use of over-the-counter drugs
  • Weight gain or loss without diet
  • Increased smoking, alcohol or drug use
  • Excessive gambling or impulse buying

Our licensed providers can offer coping skill training to help you better manage life’s stress.

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