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674 people sought stress management therapy help at Columbia in the last year

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

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ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +6 more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +16 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Life Transition, +5 more

Journey through your heart, to your soul.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, +20 more
Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, +11 more

As a provider with a holistic approach, I seek to understand my client completely.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Stress, Women’s Issues, +7 more

As a professional working in psychiatry for over 20 years, I understand the complexity of the need to have a well-balanced and low-stress lifestyle.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Military / Veteran, LGBTQIA+, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, +15 more

I treat others the way that I want to be treated. Focusing on meeting the client where they are and moving forward in progress to help you find your b... I treat others the way that I want to be treated. Focusing on meeting the client where they are and moving forward in progress to help you find your balance between mind, body, and soul. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +18 more
Coping Skills, Stress, Addiction, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, Sleep / Insomnia, +3 more

I am non-judgmental and open to working with all individuals.

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?

Have you ever felt like you’re drowning under your bills, expectations, workload, relationships, and goals? Have you ever pushed through it all for the sake of success? Have you ever thought of stress as good, essential even, for achievement?

Our society idolizes stress. And, to a certain extent, stress can be good. Healthy stress is what drives college students to study for final exams, employees put in extra hours to finish that big project or helps us distinguish a potentially dangerous situation from a safe situation. However, too often we’re told to push past the healthy stress and into unhealthy stress. When unhealthy stress is not effectively managed, it can create mental and physical health implications stretching years into your future.

Thriveworks Columbia Stress Therapy understands the tricky balance that is managing stress. However, it is possible. With the right tools and strategy, you can become the master of your own stress and future. For more information or to schedule a virtual or in-person stress therapy session today, call 803-477-3736.

Why am I so stressed?

It can feel like stress comes out of nowhere. Afterall, it’s not likely you’re actually on the verge of death or are making decisions that will make or break the world. Yet somehow, the combination of crowded grocery aisles, work projects, and rush hour traffic is enough to push you over the edge. Why?

It is never because you’re weak. The stress and all the accompanying emotions are valid. There really are finances to meet, work to succeed at, people to talk to, personal goals, and the constant unknown life throws at us. Your stress makes sense, it is literally hardwired into our brains.

Our brains are programmed to be in danger to keep us alive. The problem is our stress mechanisms haven’t evolved as quick as the rest of us and can’t tell the difference between a lion attack and paying taxes.

Great, you might be thinking, so even my body is working against me, is there any hope?

Yes! Stress Therapy in Columbia, SC is a researched, applicable way to manage your stress and have it work for you instead of the other way around.

As always, the first step is to recognize you have a problem with unmanaged, unhealthy stress. Some of the common symptoms of this type of stress are:

  • Constantly avoiding confrontation (initiating the “flight” response)
  • Angry outbursts or aggressive behavior (initiating the “fight” response)
  • chronic headaches
  • joint pain
  • upset stomach
  • easily triggered anger
  • irritability
  • panic attacks
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • trouble sleeping and/or nightmares
  • memory loss
  • impulsive behavior

Your worth and success are not tied to your stress levels. You can chase your goals without being burdened by the destructive nature of stress! The stress management counselors in Columbia, SC are excited to meet you and begin this journey.

What does Stress Therapy Look Like?

Stress is a natural part of life, there’s no way to avoid it. But there is a way to make it manageable and healthy. Columbia Stress Therapy is a nonjudgmental space where you can slow down and learn coping mechanisms that work for you and your goals.

We don’t want to ignore the problem of stress; we want to help you build a healthy lifestyle where stress yields to you and your demands. Every new day will bring new, stressful scenarios. To conquer stress, you must change, not just your environment (although that can be a part of the process, too).

Some tools we may teach and use during a counseling session with Columbia Stress Therapy include:

  • Practice mindful and relaxation techniques to help you when stress flares high.
  • Work stress relievers into your daily or weekly schedule.
  • Explore underlying problems that could be provoking stress.
  • Build a healthy lifestyle by getting enough sleep, exercise, and nutrition.
  • Build social support.
  • Learn the symptoms of stress before it gets overwhelming and take steps to stop it from growing.
  • Stop negative, untrue thoughts in their tracks and replace them with positive, true thoughts.

Stress therapy in Columbia, SC is all about forming a trusting, professional relationship between client and therapist and structuring each session to fit your needs. We can help you find your individual, unique way of dealing with stress so you have the room to chase you dreams again.

And there’s no need to stress about the cost of therapy – we accept most major insurance plans.  We offer convenient appointment times during the day, evening, and weekend, making it easier to get the support you need. Plus, there’s no long wait to get started.  In most cases, we can offer an appointment in 24-48 hours.

Don’t let stress control another day. Call Thriveworks Stress Therapy in Columbia, SC today! 803-477-3736

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 Columbia therapists and counselors accept 23 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross and Blue of South Carolina Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina | BCBS

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance (CBHA)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbia
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

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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.
Read more 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

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Columbia is located on Executive Pointe Blvd off of Bush River Rd, just northwest of Interstate 20 on the north side of the Saluda River. Our building is neighbored by The Steele Law Firm; S.C. Press Association; and Thomas, Watson & Company. The closest bus stop is Bush Woodland WB. If you have trouble finding our office or have any questions about how to get here, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Phone number

(803) 573-9453

Languages spoken by SC providers

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