Stress is the term people use to describe a feeling of pressure, strain, or tension. It is the body’s way of responding to the demands of our world. Stress can be adaptive albeit uncomfortable when it causes you to act in helpful ways (i.e., work hard at the new job); however, stress can be problematic when you feel burdened or unable to cope. Constant exposure to stressful situations without the perceived ability to manage it can seriously affect your mental and physical well-being.
Stress is often the result of our interpretation of events, and often what we find stressful differs from those around us. Thus, our treatment explores your “stress profile,” which focuses on identifying your stressors, examining your stress threshold, and preparing you to handle seemingly overwhelming situations via “coping ahead” and the use of hands-on stress management tools.