Stress is not a new phenomenon; all of us are very familiar with it. We simply call it by a different name – Life!
Stress is a natural part of life. What isn’t natural though, is always knowing how to handle it. If you keep ignoring your stress or simply hoping it will go away, it will begin effecting your friendships, relationships, and career.
Stress probably creeps up on you, typically starting in ways you feel like you can manage. But when you don’t pay attention to it or take care of it, it can turn into a serious problem. Sometimes you know exactly what’s causing your stress, other times, not so much. So, let’s figure out what the root cause of your excess stress and how can we manage it.
- Memory problems
- Inability to concentrate
- Poor judgment
- Seeing only the negative
- Anxious or racing thoughts
- Constant worrying
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Moodiness, irritability, or anger
- Anxiety and agitation
- Depression or unhappiness
- Loneliness and isolation
- Other mental & emotional issues
- Loss of sex drive
- Aches and pains
- Nausea, dizziness
- Chest pain, rapid heart rate
- Frequent colds or flu
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Eating more or less
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Withdrawing from others
- Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
- Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
- Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)
Everything feels more challenging when you’re dealing with stress. Going to work, socializing with friends, or even just getting out of your own head can be a struggle.
Together, we are going to identify the root causes of your stress build-up. We are going to address why it’s happening so you can handle it better in the future. We’re also going to work together to help you develop tools and skills that are effective and practical for your everyday life.
Together, we will figure out what does and doesn’t work for you so that you can get back to feeling comfortable and confident, no matter the situation you’re in.
Call us today to find out more about how you can make sure chronic stress doesn’t control your life.
There is no such thing as needing a certain amount of stress to benefit from therapy. If you’re overwhelmed and want to work on feeling better, giving us a call to start therapy is a smart choice. After all, if you’re on this site, it’s safe to say you know things need to change. It also means that you’re taking the first step to start feeling better (which is awesome).
Chronic stress does a lot of pretty awful things to your brain and body. Some pretty common signs of too much stress are racing thoughts, lying in bed at night unable to sleep, worrying, feeling overwhelmed, or forgetting things. Give us a call and let’s talk about how we can help you.
If you or a family member are dealing with mounting stress,
Ally Psych will provide you with the right mental health resources to start feeling better.
Attend your session in-person at our comfortable Bucks County office or a simple, secure, video therapy call.