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863 people sought stress management therapy help in Delaware 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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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 a normal and constant part of our lives. For many people, it is also healthy! Yes, we all have those times when one little thing will send us over the edge, or there’s so much to do you don’t even know where to begin. But for many people, stress is healthy and normal. Without it, we may not work as hard for that promotion, pay attention while driving, or accomplish those big goals.

It can have positive impact…but only when properly managed. And that is where we get in trouble. When stress is too high, too constant, and not accompanied with good coping mechanisms, the positive effects all but disappear, and negative effects swarm to take their place. In fact, stress is the biggest killer in the US! The effects it has on our body and minds is astounding and important to address.

Dover Thriveworks understands the concept of “balance” is much easier said than done. But it is possible. We are here to help you control your stress, instead of it controlling you.

Why am I so stressed?

It’s not like we’re living in the stone age, where stress kept us from being eaten by predators, alive during harsh winters, and fed when food was scarce. Now, most of us hunt in Walmart grocery aisles and the biggest predator is that one annoying coworker.

And yet you’re experience the same levels of stress as your ancestors, maybe even more! Your stress and all the emotions that come with it are entirely valid- this life isn’t always easy or relaxing. Financial stress, relationships, big moves, life transitions, and so much more are very distressing and should be addressed in healthy ways.

Our brain and body are hard-wired for danger, even though danger is different than it was hundreds of years ago. Your body can’t always tell the difference between a tiger attack and Tax Day. Too much of this stress and the body and mind begin to break down.

So, is there a way out of this stress-cycle when even our bodies are working against us? Of course! Dover Thriveworks counselors have years of experience addressing stressful problems and practicing coping mechanisms.

Unmanaged stress can manifest itself in numerous different ways, unique to every person. Some signs that stress is getting out of control 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

You deserve to be free of these symptoms, and the stress that is causing them. Dover Thriveworks is excited to help you get to that life you’ve always dreamed of.

What does Stress Management Counseling look like?

Stress will never fully go away, so neither should stress management. Our Dover Thriveworks counselors strive to teach and help implement skills you can continue practicing for the rest of your life.

Healthy coping mechanisms are unique to every person and situation. There is never a situation that is too big or small for a moment of peace and relaxation. We don’t just want you to be less stressed during a counseling session, we want to help you build a new life style.

Living with stress can feel never-ending. As soon as you solve one problem, another stress-inducing scenario will pop up. To live a happier, healthier life, you have to be the center point of change, not your environment. (Although changing your environment can definitely be part of the process!)

Some tools we may teach and use during a counseling session with Dover Thriveworks include:

  • Learn mindful and relaxation techniques for when you are in a stressful moment
  • Proactively plan stress relivers
  • 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

Dover Thriveworks works to form a relationship with our clients, and we develop each session so it unique for you. There is no cut and paste way to combat stress, but together we can find the best weapons for you. There will always be a way to cope with something, even if it’s buried under a mountain of stress.

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 Dover therapists and counselors accept 22 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth Administrators

  • AmeriHealth New Jersey

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware | PPO HMO

  • Humana Exchange

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Self-pay costs at Dover
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

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I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Read more I have had nothing but a great results seeing Emily! She has helped me walk through my problems and try different ways to work through them. She is a wonderful listener and person. I would highly reccomend Emily. I look forward to her help with my problems.
Theresa Jan 2024
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I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Read more I’ve been searching for the right fit. Had almost given up after 2 unsuccessful relationships with other counselors in the last year. Thriveworks makes scheduling easy, takes my insurance (Aetna), and offers quality, invested care. For the first time, I look forward to counseling sessions and feel so much better after! Hend Salah is helping me see things differently and get my life back on track.
Dover Feb 2020
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Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Read more Thriveworks is a very significant business for many families around the world the new location is beautiful and the staff is extremely professional and very helpful..A plus grade all day
Dover Aug 2019
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Very Professional Staff!...Very Clean offices...and I appreciate the coffee.
Dover Aug 2019
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I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Read more I am very pleased with Thrive Counseling. The staff there are super helpful and make for a pleasant experience.
Dover Aug 2019
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Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Read more Thriveworks is amazing. The owners are such caring and amazing people, always going out of their way to help. The online portal is the best . I highly recommend Thriveworks
Dover May 2019
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I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Read more I love Thriveworks and was so excited to see this new location in Dover. When I called the number to get info I spoke directly to the owner and she was so sweet and helpful. So much so I felt I needed to leave a review. Cant wait until they open.
Dover May 2019
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Dover is located at 1326 S Governors Ave Suite A, Dover, DE 19904, at the intersection of Fiddlers Green.

Phone number

(302) 365-8761

Languages spoken by DE providers

  • English
  • French
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