Stress Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Greenville, SC

According to researchers, stress may be killing you. The percentage of Americans who feels stressed out is up from just five years ago – which was up from the preceding five years. In a recent study, 77% of the people surveyed experience physical symptoms of stress. Slightly lower, but no less significant, 73% of those surveyed experience psychological symptoms of stress. More than 30% reported that they live with extreme stress. Maybe most shocking is the fact that nearly 50% reported that their stress levels have increased for more than five years.

These facts are . . . stressful!

“People are disturbed not by a thing, but by their perception of a thing.” — Epictetus

What is stress?

Stress is a natural response to a threat or danger. When your body senses this danger, even if it’s not real, it creates a response that’s known as “fight-or-flight.” This response can protect you by keeping you energized and alert. Some stress is good. But it can also hurt you if your body stays in a state of high alert. It can raise your blood pressure, adding “stress” on your heart. Stress can diminish your ability to rest, leaving you unable to perform at your best. It can weaken your immune system, cause digestive issues, make you irritable, and reduce your ability to stay focused at home and work.

What causes stress?

Stress is caused by many things. The exact cause of it varies between people, and the severity is directly impacted by the circumstances in their lives. While it’s difficult to make a specific statement regarding where stress comes from, there are several common factors that increase the opportunity for stress to occur, such as:

  • Pressure at work
  • Financial troubles
  • Health issues
  • Lack of sleep
  • Unhealthy relationships
  • Poor nutrition

The physical effects of stress

Physical side effects of stress include:

  • Restlessness
  • Increased headaches
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Grinding teeth
  • Loss of sexual interest
  • Changes in appetite
  • Weight gain/loss
  • Increased alcohol consumption or tobacco use
  • Substance abuse

The psychological effects of stress

The psychological, or emotional, side effects of stress include:

  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Intense shifts in mood
  • Nervousness
  • Anger outbursts
  • Lack of focus
  • Social withdrawal
  • Increase in anxiety

If any of these side effects describe your current situation, you know that this is no way to live. Stress has had a strong hold on your life for far too long, but it’s time to take back control of your life. You can learn to overcome it. You can be stress-free once again. You deserve to be happy and healthy once more – maybe for the first time!

Thriveworks Stress Counseling of Greenville can help. We provide therapy for stress management in a safe, comfortable, and private setting. Our professional stress counselors will work with you to determine the cause for your stress and they will help you develop an answer for stress the next time it calls. (864) 952-4048

You’ve lived with stress long enough. It’s time to find a new way to cope with it, it’s time for a new perspective on life. Begin a relationship with a stress therapist at Thriveworks Stress counseling of Greenville today. We are open at convenient times, both day and night. We accept most major insurance, so no need to “stress” about the out-of-pocket cost of therapy. We’re ready to meet with you. We don’t believe you that you should have to wait to get help, so we offer appointment times in 48 hours or less. Call us today to get started. (864) 952-4048

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LaKimberly Dowdell was an excellent counselor. She was a great listener, while at the same time knowing precis...Read more

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my schedule would not allow us to continue services. She made sure my Family had a great transition to another Provider and that we had continuity of care. Now that my schedule has a little more flexibility, I am very thankful to be able to continue services with Ms. Dowdell who still remembers my Family’s history like we were just in her office yesterday (over 1 year ago)! She listens intently and never puts you down, and helps you understand your emotions and what issues and problems you may be going through in a way that you can understand but clearly. Personally, I deal with a lot of stress and being pulled in a lot of directions, and would when I felt as though my words did not make sense coming out of my mouth, she would know how to piece together what I was saying and not make me feel bad for being too vulnerable and made my therapy sessions a safe space to learn and grow from them. I am forever grateful for how she is helping my Family accept what we need to accept, change what we need to change, and heal from the root of our wounds; wounds I did not know were there. I highly recommend her.

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  • 68 Pointe Cir Suite 3201
    Greenville, SC 29615

  • Mon-Fri:7:AM-9:30PM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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