Image of a therapist and client in a counseling session.

4,288 people sought stress management therapy help in Maryland in the last year

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

Meet with a provider as soon as this week

1 therapist available at Bethesda
View all Bethesda providers

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Cigna | Evernorth, United Healthcare | Optum, +2 more
Domestic Abuse, Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, +6 more

As an ethnic woman of color who has lived in different countries, I'm able to understand and empathize with different thought processes based on one's... As an ethnic woman of color who has lived in different countries, I'm able to understand and empathize with different thought processes based on one's identity and lived experiences. Read more

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?

5 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 stress 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?

You forgot to set your alarm and woke up an hour late. Your gas tank was on empty, which forced you to stop on the way in and show up even later to work. A couple hours pass and you finally feel like you’re getting a hold on things—but then you get a call from your daughter’s teacher about her misbehaving in class. This is the last straw. Your heart races and your hands are trembling.

Is the stress in your personal life and professional life overwhelming you? When it goes unmanaged, stress can have harmful effects on your physical, mental, and emotional health. Be sure to put your health and well-being first and get it under control. We know—easier said than done. Fortunately, we have stress therapists who are experts at helping others manage and cope with stress.

If you’re in the Bethesda, MD area and you’re struggling with stress, consider working with a stress therapist at Thriveworks Bethesda. We want to help you cope with work stress, parenting stress, and other forms of stress. If you’re ready to schedule your first stress therapy appointment, call us today at (240) 513-3093. Thriveworks Bethesda can help you with stress management right now.

Am I Need of Stress Management?

As we touched on above, it is normal and okay to experience stress in your personal and professional life. In fact, stress is our natural reaction to self-perceived threats, be it sitting in hour-long traffic, which is making you late for work, or getting into a fight with your significant other that could potentially put your relationship in jeopardy. It is important to recognize that you cannot control these stressors and stop them from happening (in most cases); what you can control, though, is your reaction to stress and the actions you take afterward.

Many of us automatically react to stressful events with anger, frustration, and other negative emotions. These emotions might lead us to scream, cry, lash out at loved ones, or even binge-drink. We can all benefit from taking a few minutes to guide the direction of the stress we are experiencing. For example, we can better benefit from…

  • Deep-breathing
  • Meditating
  • Exercising
  • Journaling

…or, channeling our stress in another multi-beneficial way. However, doing so is a lot easier said than done. Fortunately, there is professional help available when it comes to effective stress management. If you are in the Bethesda, MD area, consider working with a stress therapist at Thriveworks Bethesda. Our stress therapists have taken the time and put in the work to acquire skills important to helping their clients lead better lives through stress management. And they are ready to help you as soon as you are ready to set up your first session. Your stress therapist will help you address the harmful effects of stress that you might be experiencing currently and they will pave the way for better stress management in your future.

Schedule a Stress Therapy Appointment at Thriveworks Bethesda, MD

Is stress completely controlling your life? Has it stolen all of your energy or happiness? If you’re in the Bethesda, MD area, you can find stress management help at Thriveworks Bethesda. Stress is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean that it has to rule your life. Our stress therapists can help you get to the root of your stress if you don’t know where it stems from; they can also help you adopt healthier techniques for managing stressful times.

We can start helping you with your stress the second you call in to schedule an appointment at Thriveworks Bethesda. We will help you feel relief by getting you scheduled immediately. We can even offer you a next day appointment if that suits your schedule. Our scheduling staff will do everything they can to help you find an appointment that suits your needs. And our providers will do everything they can to help you with stress management and stress relief.

If you are in the Bethesda Maryland area and you are suffering from stress, call Thriveworks Bethesda right now to get scheduled with a stress therapist. You can reach us at (240) 513-3093.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We cover 180 million Americans – and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Bethesda therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) | BCBS

  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (MD) Medicare Advantage

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

Show more
Self-pay costs at Bethesda
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

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

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

5.0 Learn about verified reviews
★★★★★
I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Read more I couldn't have asked for a better therapist. Nina Zuriff is such a good fit for me. She is very knowledgeable and compassionate. She has really helped me cope with this very hard time I am currently experiencing and makes herself reachable should an emergency arise. I am very happy I selected Nina. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Roseann Feb 2024
Thriveworks.com verified review
★★★★★
Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Read more Carolina, is a caring and empathetic individual. I felt heard and understood since I walked in to see her. She is helping me grow as an individual l, and for that I am forever grateful.
Bethesda Mar 2020
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Read more I am glad that I made the decision to work with Stacey Scott. She is an exceptional listener. Ms. Scott is committed to her clients. Stacey is intentional about ensuring her clients are successful and thrive. Stacey takes the the time to listen and helps with developing strategies that are effective. Stacey Scott is a professional. I am so glad I had an opportunity to talk with her and even happier that she listened.
Bethesda Oct 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

8 photos

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Bethesda is located at 4401 E W Hwy #504, Bethesda, MD 20814, near Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

Phone number

(240) 647-5625

Languages spoken by MD providers

  • English
  • Spanish
Friday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Monday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 9:00pm

Shown in ET

Friday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7:00am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7:00am - 9:30pm

Shown in ET