Stress Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Blacksburg, VA

What Causes Stress?

Surprisingly, stress can result from both negative or positive experiences. Common stressful events have been indexed and assigned a numerical value to rank life events, using these values to determine a person’s potential to become ill as a result of stress. Some of the more frequent stressors in life, most of which appear on the stress inventory, include:

  • Losing a job
  • Divorce/breakups
  • Change in financial status
  • Birth of a child
  • Relocation
  • Starting/finishing school
  • Death of a loved one
  • Serious illness

Most of us have or will experience many of these events over the course of our lives; stress will therefore also be a part of our lives. Thriveworks Blacksburg therapists are able to offer advice on stress reduction techniques that can be used to manage stress when it enters your life.

The Effects of Stress

Ongoing and insurmountable stress can become unbearable. Chronic stress can contribute or even cause many mental health and physical health issues. High stress levels have been linked to:

  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Reduced or increased appetite
  • Substance abuse
  • Changes in mental health
  • Dissatisfaction at work
  • Negative impact on relationships
  • Anger, depression, anxiety
  • Decreased enjoyment in social activities

When these symptoms are the result of stress, they will often resolve once the stressful situation is over. However, if the stress persists, it may be time to consider therapeutic lifestyle changes as a method of managing your stress. When stress occurs as a result of another issue or event, therapy may be needed to maintain a healthy life balance. Thriveworks Counseling is here to help you address the stressors in your life, and teach you self-management skills to implement on your journey to a happier, more fulfilling life. 540-376-3348

Thriveworks Counseling
106 Southpark Dr Suite C
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Tel : (540) 376-3348

Mon-Fri: 8AM-9PM
Sat-Sun: 8AM-5PM

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