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26,930 people sought stress management therapy help in Virginia in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a stress management can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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Starting Stress management therapy

What type of therapy do I need for stress?

Thriveworks offers Stress management therapy, a type of therapy that helps people learn how to effectively manage and release their stress through the use of relaxation techniques, time-management practices, and mindfulness, among others. Relieving stress can greatly improve an individual’s mental health, as stress can detrimentally affect one’s emotional and physical well-being.

How does stress management therapy work?

Stress management therapy functions by identifying the source(s) of stress and the thoughts, emotions, and experiences that are tied to it, then addressing them and creating healthy strategies for dealing with stress on a long-term basis. Additionally, Stress management therapy also helps people discover what warning signs they have that can let them know that they are stressed so that they can be more proactive in managing it.

What is the most effective therapy for stress management?

The effectiveness of stress management therapy can vary from person to person, but some widely used and effective approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and relaxation techniques.

What are 5 stress management strategies?

Five stress management counseling strategies include:

  • Deep breathing: Practice deep, slow breathing exercises to calm your body’s stress response.
  • Exercise: Regular physical activity can help reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.
  • Mindfulness meditation: Engage in mindfulness or meditation practices to stay present and reduce anxiety.
  • Time management: Organize your tasks and priorities to minimize stress related to time pressures.
  • Social support: Share your feelings and concerns with friends or a therapist for emotional support and problem-solving.

Should you go to therapy for stress?

Whether to seek therapy for stress depends on the severity and impact of the stress on your life. If stress is significantly affecting your well-being, relationships, or daily functioning, therapy can be a helpful option to learn coping strategies and gain support. It’s important to assess your own needs and consult a mental health professional for guidance on whether therapy is appropriate for your situation.

Does stress management help anxiety?

Yes, stress management counseling can help significantly reduce the amount of anxiety that you feel.

Is stress management therapy conducted in person or online?

Stress management treatment at Thriveworks is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option that works best for you.

How long does stress management therapy last?

For those with low amounts of anxiety and stress and simple goals, stress management therapy can be fewer than 12 sessions. However, for those with intense anxiety and more severe symptoms, therapy will likely last longer in order to effectively treat their stress and mitigate their symptoms.

Need more help deciding?

Stress Counseling – Therapists and Counselors at Hanover, VA

Stress is something that affects and impacts us all. The difference between stress being debilitating or detrimental is how an individual chooses to manage their stress.

At Thriveworks Hanover, our counselors and therapists are trained to assist you in offering stress management techniques, while guiding you toward a greater sense of wellbeing and fulfillment. Schedule your session with a Thriveworks provider today—simply call or go online to get started.

How Can Thriveworks Stress Management Therapy Help Me?

Thriveworks stress management therapy offers personalized support and evidence-based techniques to help you effectively cope with and reduce stress in your life. Our skilled therapists will work collaboratively with you to identify the underlying causes of your stress, develop practical strategies for managing stressors, and cultivate healthier coping mechanisms.

Through compassionate guidance and tailored interventions, we empower you to regain a sense of balance, resilience, and well-being, allowing you to navigate life’s challenges with greater ease and confidence:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT helps individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns and develop effective coping strategies to manage stress.
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR): MBSR teaches mindfulness meditation and relaxation techniques to increase awareness of the present moment and reduce stress.
  • Stress management training: This approach focuses on teaching practical skills such as time management, problem-solving, and assertive communication to better manage stressors in daily life.
  • Relaxation techniques: Techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery can help reduce physical and emotional tension associated with stress.
  • Biofeedback: Biofeedback therapy helps individuals learn to control physiological responses to stress by providing real-time feedback on bodily functions such as heart rate and muscle tension.
  • Counseling and psychotherapy: Talk therapy provides a supportive environment to explore stressors, gain insight into underlying issues, and develop coping strategies to manage stress more effectively.
  • Medication: In some cases, medication may be prescribed to alleviate symptoms of anxiety or depression that accompany chronic stress.

Schedule a Session with Thriveworks Hanover

If you’re ready to see the difference that a mental health professional can make, call Thriveworks Hanover to get started. When you do, our support team will help you with the process: everything from setting up your insurance to booking your first session is made easy with their help.

And with support available seven days a week, we’ve taken the hassle out of everything. Thriveworks opens the door to exclusive benefits, including:

  • A fast response time from your provider’s office. Most of our clients have their first session within a week of calling in for the first time.
  • Flexible appointment options, including those in the evenings and on the weekends.
  • Being able to schedule your session online, or in person.
  • A wide range of accepted insurance options.

Call Thriveworks Hanover—because there’s no reason to delay getting a professional’s help. With a provider’s support, you can start to manage and mitigate the symptoms of stress you’re experiencing.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Ashland therapists and counselors accept 4 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • United Healthcare | Optum

  • United Healthcare | Optum EAP

Self-pay costs at Ashland
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

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Talk therapy


Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

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Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Ashland is located in the same building as Ashland Internal Medicine, A16 Coding Training Institute, Primis, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, H&R Block, Commonwealth Clinic, and a USPS collection box. Nearby is a Food Lion grocery store, Best Dry Cleaners, Petco, Burkes Outlet, and Virginia ABC Store. A Truist bank is also nearby, as well as Fire & Chicken, El Azteca Ashland, and Starbucks restaurants. Across N Washington Highway is a Hardee’s and Wawa. South of the location is the intersection of N Washington Highway and England Street.

Phone number

(804) 531-3165

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
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