Blacksburg Stress Counseling

Stress Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Blacksburg, VA

Isn’t Everyone Stressed?

Yes! And would you believe, stress isn’t always bad! In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you’re constantly running in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it’s time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance. You can protect yourself and improve how you think and feel by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of chronic stress and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.

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. At Thriveworks Blacksburg Stress Counseling, our therapists are able to offer advice on stress reduction techniques that can be used to manage stress when it enters your life.

What Actually IS Stress?

Stress is simply your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat – real or perceived. When you believe danger to be impending, your body’s defenses respond automatically with a process known as the fight-or-flight reaction, or the stress response.It’s your body’s way of protecting you. When it works properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In can even save your life, for example, by giving you extra strength to defend yourself, by alerting you to hit your brakes to avoid an accident etc.

Stress is also what keeps you focused during a presentation at school or work, sharpens your concentration in competitions, or drives you to study for an exam. BUT there’s a point where stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.

Symptoms of an Unhealthy Stress Level

Stress can easily it can creep up on you, and that makes it dangerous. You get used to it. It starts to feel normal. You don’t even notice how much it’s affecting you, bit it takes a heavy toll. It’s so important to be aware of the common warning signs and symptoms of stress overload.

  • Memory problems
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Poor judgment
  • Seeing only the negative
  • Anxious or racing thoughts
  • Constant worrying
  • Anxiety and Agitation
  • Moodiness, irritability, anger
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Loneliness, isolation
  • Depression or general unhappiness

The Effects of Stress on Your Physical and Emotional Health

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, or your stress symptoms persist, it may be time to consider counseling. Thriveworks Blacksburg Stress Counseling has numerous techniques and approaches to help you manage your stress. Mindfulness, therapeutic lifestyle change, and self-management skills are just a few of the therapies our caring counselors can teach you. Let us help you on your journey to a happier, more fulfilling life.

Call 540-376-3348 to see a therapist as soon as tomorrow, and maybe even today!

Thriveworks Counseling Blacksburg

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Initial Contact: Jackie

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So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
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When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
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It’s a pleasant place

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I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
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I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be “humanized.”

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The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
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I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
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Excellent services

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not what I expected

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I found the requirement for giving credit card information over the phone to be a little distressing. I wasn't given a very good reason for needing this information before scheduling an appointment. I was also told I needed to pay a $99 fee to avoid cancellation fees IF I needed to ever cancel without 24 hours notice. I found the scheduling staff to be a little pushy and I was already very anxious about scheduling an appointment. I felt like the focus was more on collecting fees than helping people in need. They also don't take any form of medicaid. I also don't like being required to provide my name and email address in order to be able to post a review.
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  • 106 Southpark Dr Suite C,
    Blacksburg, VA 24060

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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