In stress management counselling, we will work to understand the ways that you currently manage stress. We may find that some ways that you cope with stress are positively affecting your health, and we may find that other are negatively affecting your health. We will work together to build a portfolio of strategies that will help you manage current stress, ongoing stress, and possible unpredicted stressful events in the future.
Your first session involves initial assessment of your well being and a thorough intake of your personal history and background. Subsequent therapy sessions are 50 minutes in length, and are unique to each individual treatment plan.
What is stress?
Stress is a feeling of being overwhelmed with one or more areas of your life, which can present psychological and physical symptoms.
Symptoms of stress may include:
– Not eating or eating too much
– Feeling like you have no control
– Needing to have too much control
– Lack of energy
– Lack of focus
– Trouble getting things done
– Poor self-esteem
– Short temper
– Trouble sleeping
– Upset stomach
– Back pain
– General aches and pains
Stress is a normal part of everyone’s life, and can be managed more effectively. Major life changes, changes within family environment, and changes within work environment can definitely contribute to higher levels of stress. When you perceive something as stressful, your mind and body have automatic responses to those situations or events. This automatic response can be referred to as the ‘fight-or-flight’ response (to fight or flee from difficult situations). In stress management counselling, we will work to identify ways to ‘fight’ within the stressful situation, using relaxation techniques, communication strategies, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance techniques.
Stress Management Counselling in Mississauga
Services offered by Carly Clifton include: stress counselling, stress management counselling, stress management therapy, stress therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and interpersonal talk therapy.