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Stress Doesn’t Have to Control Your Life

Stress is something everyone deals with. For some people, stress is a minor annoyance, but others may find themselves in stressful situations on a regular basis and find that dealing with it is becoming an increasingly difficult chore. It is important not to ignore chronic stress symptoms. Too much stress can have consequences on both your physical and mental health.

Having a therapist experienced and trained in guiding individuals through these challenges can help to not only decrease the stress, but also improve all facets of life, specifically areas impacted by stress. At Tina A. Watson & Associates, LLC, Dr. Watson uses evidence-based stress management techniques to help her clients deal with stress in healthy ways.

Signs of Severe Stress

You may be experiencing stress in your day-to-day life without even realizing it. Stress will often manifest itself in physical ways- sometimes in ways that mimic diseases and infections. If you have suffered from chronic stomach problems, IBS, or headaches and doctors can’t seem to find the cause, stress may be responsible.

You or a loved one may be stressed if experiencing:

  • Feelings of being overwhelmed
  • Worrying frequently
  • Chronic stomach pains
  • Feeling burned out
  • Tiredness
  • Agitation
  • Sadness
  • Irritability
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Problems making decisions
  • Sleep problems
  • Crying spells
  • Isolating from people
  • Impulsiveness
  • Overreacting
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Tension in body

How Can Therapy Help?

While external factors definitely contribute to stress, we have the ability to control our own reactions to stress. This is not always easy, but learning the techniques and understanding where the stress is coming from can help you resolve stress instead of letting it linger. Mindfulness practices, relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, and visualization techniques are just some of the techniques used to keep stress in check. Additionally, cognitive behavioral therapy can help a person identify stressful triggers and implement action plans that help them readjust their thinking.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to managing stress. You and your therapist need to work together to determine the best strategies for your particular situation. Dr. Watson takes a personal and collaborative approach to therapy, guiding patients through the process so that they can create their own goals and learn skills that will help them outside of therapy.

Contact our office today to arrange an initial consultation for stress management in Atlanta.

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