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1,987 people sought stress management therapy help in Ohio 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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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO), +22 more
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We all go through times in life when we struggle with our mental health- You are not alone and I am here to help you reach your mental health goals.

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At an early age I became aware that helping others was a passion of mine and something I wanted to share with others.

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?

Stress is that drive that gets us to study hard, get up earlier, and reach big goals. In many ways, it is a positive thing. But what happens when stress becomes uncontrolled? Uncontrolled stress is what leads us to sleepless nights, mental illness, and impaired functioning.

Everyone has those days where one more thing will cause a breakdown. But what if that day was all the time? Maybe your stress has been so high and constant for so long that you hardly notice the stress part anymore, just the unhealthy coping mechanisms you’ve adapted.

Healthily managed stress can be positive, but unmanaged stress is the biggest killer in the US! So, what can we do with such a precarious balance? How do we stay in the safe zone with so many stress points around us? Thriveworks Columbus counselors have years of experience working with stress and can teach and walk beside you as you learn your own stress levels and best strategies for managing it.

Why Am I So Stressed?

Stress literally saved lives back when we had to hunt for food and beat off predators. But with Walmart a few minutes away and the only predators being the annoying coworker, stress doesn’t’ know what to put it’s energy into. So, it latches onto unnecessary events. The stress that kept you alive during winter is working when you’re walking through a crowd or confronting someone. Danger is hard-wired into our brains, even if no danger exists.

Thriveworks Columbus wants you to know that the emotions and behaviors you’re experiencing are completely valid. Anything can cause stress: money, relationships, or life changes are a few examples.

It can feel like everything is trying to attack you and hold you back from healthily coping. Although it can definitely feel like this, there is a way out! Thriveworks Columbus has years of experience searching for the roots of stress and finding the best coping mechanisms for your unique circumstance and personality.

Unmanaged stress hardly looks like stress. Some signs of it include:

  • 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

Stress doesn’t have to control you anymore. With a little professional help, you can get the peace you deserve.

What Does Stress Management Counseling Look Like?

Coping with stress is not a one-and-done thing. What you learn in a Thriveworks counseling session can be carried with you for the rest of your life. It is a journey to find the right coping mechanisms, but that’s the journey Thriveworks Columbus wants to help you with!

Sometimes, people will try to change their circumstances to get rid of stress. Changing circumstances can be a vital part of stress management. However, stress will always find a way to come back. You could be chasing stress out of your life for the rest of your life! To fully have control of your stress, you have to change, not just your environment.

Some ways we can do this include:

  • Learn mindful and relaxation techniques for when you are in a stressful moment
  • Proactively plan stress relievers
  • Talk through any underlying problems that may be causing stress
  • Practice healthy habits like getting enough sleep, exercise, and healthy nutrition
  • Build a strong social support group
  • Learn to identify stress before it gets to be overwhelming and ways to stop it from growing
  • Pick out negative thoughts that may be driving stress, and learn to replace them

Thriveworks Columbus knows there is no one singular way to combat stress. That’s why we focus on your individuality—to find the unique solution for your unique situation.

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 Columbus therapists and counselors accept 26 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Ohio | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Ohio | BCBS Medicare Advantage (HMO | PPO)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • HealthSmart

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Columbus
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
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I enjoy my councilor and she is easy to talk to.
Suzanne Dec 2023
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★★★★★
I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Read more I am honored to recommend Jerome Rivers as a fellow clinician. He is one of the most diligent and proficient counselors that I know. I admire his ability to meet the client where they are whether it’s being silly or serious. You will be drawn to his genuineness and you should be excited to begin a new therapeutic journey with him, trust the process!
Columbus Sep 2022
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Read more I highly recommend Brianna Sheridan and her expertise as a therapist. I have had the pleasure to know Brianna for several years and have worked with her as a colleague. Brianna is very knowledgable and I have often sought her advice and insight regarding counseling matters and concerns. She is a competent, highly skilled, and a very compassionate therapist.
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Read more I recently started utilizing Thriveworks and my counselor is amazing! I have seen a few therapists over the years, but she is the first that I feel has real tools that work for me. I am an overly analytical person, and she has introduced me to so many new ways to think about various problems, new and old, that have given me a fresh perspective. Today was the second day in my short time here that I left with that "mind blown" feeling, and today I couldn’t believe the positive feelings I had on these new approaches she provided me. Also, which is the best part of course, the office is so peaceful and calming, the staff are all incredible, and just walking in the door makes me de-stress quite a bit. I definitely recommend giving Thriveworks a shot if you are looking for a welcoming place! Go Buckeyes!
Columbus Sep 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com
★★★★★
Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Read more Thriveworks is a great company that meets the needs of all its clients. Their compassion to help people is unmatched.
Columbus May 2019
Review left on Thriveworks.com

Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Child Therapy Columbus is located off of Northwest Blvd, just east of the intersection of Northwest Blvd and N Star Rd. Our building is shared by Schultz CPA, neighbored by Star & Northwest Auto Care, and across the street from Buckeye State Bank. The closest bus stop is Northwest Blvd & Stanford Rd.

Phone number

(614) 739-8926

Languages spoken by OH providers

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