Stress and Coping During COVID-19 – Online Counselors and Therapists in Greenville, SC

Who would have thought our world would be shaken by – a virus?  It’s the 21st century, right? We’re an advanced society.  This isn’t supposed to happen, not today.  Yet here we are – not just our country, but the entire world – struggling to make sense of it.  Trying to stay healthy, to stay alive.  Concerned about financial issues.  Wondering how long this will last and what the “new normal” will look like?

To say that this pandemic is stressful is putting it lightly! Everyone experiences stress – it’s normal; and while we often have the coping stills to manage that stress, we’re finding that we may not have the coping skills we need to manage coronavirus-related stress.  Maybe this feels like your situation.  If so, you’re not alone.  Many people are struggling with new challenges, thoughts, and fears now – but you don’t have to go through this alone.  Thriveworks Greenville online counselors can help! (864) 952-4048

What is Stress?

Stress occurs when we are faced with persistent challenges, particularly ones where the choices are difficult – possibly not even ours to make.  Stress keeps us alert, hyper-focused on a thought, task, or outcome.  When experiencing stressful situations, our senses are heightened, creating the “fight or flight” response.  Some stress is fine. It can wake us up and make us more aware. Too much stress can create serious emotional and physiological issues.  If left untreated, stress can lead to:

  • headaches,
  • increased blood pressure,
  • anxiety,
  • chest pain,
  • gastrointestinal issues,
  • sleep issues, and
  • depression

What are Coping Skills?

Coping skills, sometimes referred to as “coping mechanisms,” are tools that people use when faced with challenges that create stress in their lives.  These tools aren’t limited to dealing with stress either.  Coping skills are commonly used for managing depression, phobias, trauma, or any type of painful emotion, feeling, or memory.  Coping skills are simply strategies for processing your feelings.  They provide the opportunity to differentiate between irrational and rational beliefs, giving you the ability to make appropriate adjustments to your thoughts and behaviors.  Simply put – coping skills are problem-solving tools to help you successfully manage stressful situations.

Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

It’s important to take care of yourself – mind, body, and spirit.  During periods of increased stress, people who take care of themselves find that they’re better prepared to face new challenges and overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.  Most of us have never experienced a pandemic such as COVID-19.  It’s no surprise that this unprecedented time has us feeling stressed out.  This is where Thriveworks Greenville Online Counseling can help.

Right now, our stress therapists are helping clients improve the quality of their lives, find more meaning, improve relationships, learn effective coping skills, …and much more.  Each stress therapist is a fully licensed professional counselor, with training and experience helping clients understand the root cause of stress and learn how to cope with it.  You don’t have to go through this alone – our stress counselors will partner with you.

For many people, traditional in-office stress therapy just isn’t the best option right now, but that’s not a problem at Thriveworks Greenville Online Counseling.  Our counselors are skilled at providing stress counseling online – by video or telephone.  Many insurance companies are now covering the cost of telehealth for mental health, making it more affordable than ever before to get help for your stress.

You Can Thrive, We Can Help!

There has never been a better time to improve the quality of your life.  Coronavirus-related stress is real and you shouldn’t ignore it.  Online stress counselors in Greenville are ready to help you manage, and even overcome, the struggles that create stress in your life. We offer convenient appointment times – that includes day, evening, and weekend hours.  Plus, we accept most major insurance plans.  And at Thriveworks Online Counseling in Greenville, there’s never a wait list for appointments.  In most cases, we can offer you an appointment in 24-48 hours.  So what are you waiting for?  Call today to schedule your first appointment with a caring stress counselor in Greenville, SC.  You can thrive, we can help!

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