What is stress?

Stress is the sensation of being under a great deal of pressure. This pressure can come from a variety of sources in your daily life. Increased workload, a transitional time, a family feud, or new and current financial concerns are just a few examples. It may have a compounding effect, with each stressor piling up on top of the others. You may feel threatened or upset in these cases, and your body may respond with a stress reaction. This can result in a series of physical effects, as well as changes in your behavior and more intense emotions.  

Stress is a normal part of life, and it can help you get things accomplished. Also, severe stress caused by a medical illness, joblessness, a family death, or a traumatic life event may be a normal part of life. For a while, you may feel down or nervous, which is natural. Stress is often described as a physical reaction to life’s demands. However, stress has both physical and behavioral dimensions. It manifests as emotions, feelings, and physical sensations. Another way to think of stress is as an inner and natural response to external influences.

People also seek the assistance of mental health practitioners to help them cope with and control their stress. They can also assist people with other mental health problems that have arisen as a result of dealing with elevated levels of stress throughout the period.

How Stress Affects Your body?

When we are confronted with circumstances that are too difficult for us, we respond with the “fight or flight” stress response. Stress starts in our minds and manifests itself in our bodies. When we are under stress, our bodies send chemical signals in the form of stress hormones to assist us in dealing with the situation. Our bodies undergo physical changes as a result of stress. The emotional effect of stress is often underestimated, leaving only physical illness as a symptom. Ulcers, headaches or migraines, stomach problems, weight gain, exhaustion, muscle pain, insomnia, high blood pressure, heart attack, or stroke are all examples of symptoms.

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What is Stress Management Therapy?

When you’re under a lot of pressure, it’s difficult to focus and feel like yourself. To begin with, therapy is a safe place for you to share and process your stress so that it does not build up inside of you. We may all benefit from outside assistance in dealing with tension in our lives. It can be a relaxing way to alleviate anxiety and obtain clarity about your situation if nothing else. A psychologist will assist you in working through the feelings that have been caused, gaining new insights on your situation, reducing stress, and identifying coping strategies. This could include learning and practicing new skills or finding techniques that you already have that can help you right now. Your psychologist might also be able to assist you in developing new solutions to issues that have led to your stress.

Our Stress Management Service

In addition to medication management Dr. Kevin K Joseph, DNP, PMHNP-BC  provides stress management therapy and techniques. If you’re dealing with daily stress or other mental wellbeing such as: anxiety disorders, high functioning anxiety, OCD, PTSD, panic attacks, social anxiety, agoraphobia we’ve got you covered.

Dr. Kevin K. Joseph, DNP, PMHNP-BC also includes psychiatric assessments and evaluations, as well as time limited therapy. 

Contact Us

We will help you understand and react to stressful inducements by providing professional services. We will assist you in gaining the resilience you need to compete in the future. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to set up an appointment if you or a loved one may be in need of any of our services. We are dedicated to making your healing or counseling experience as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. You deserve the time and space you need to concentrate on your wellbeing, and we are here to help.

To get started, call (954)-851-9690 today.