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2,435 people sought stress management therapy help in Connecticut 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, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Cigna | Evernorth, +15 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, +4 more

We will remove barriers, elevate mental and physical health, and enjoy the process of doing so.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +17 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, Bipolar Disorder, OCD / Obsessive-Compulsive, +4 more

As a Black female, I understand the stigmas that many black individuals were raised with regarding seeking mental health treatment.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +19 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Infidelity, Men’s Issues, +8 more

I am just another human like you trying to make it through life.

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Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage, +15 more
Infidelity, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Divorce / Breakup, +8 more

As a female of color, I understand the unique issue of balancing our lives and managing stress and pressure of meeting the needs of everyone in our li... As a female of color, I understand the unique issue of balancing our lives and managing stress and pressure of meeting the needs of everyone in our lives. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage, +18 more
Anger, Behavioral Issues, Stress, Women’s Issues, ADHD, +7 more

As a professional woman of color, who grew up in a disadvantaged background, I understand the importance of eliminating barriers to mental health trea... As a professional woman of color, who grew up in a disadvantaged background, I understand the importance of eliminating barriers to mental health treatment accessibility. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS, Compsych, +15 more
Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Bipolar Disorder, +4 more

As an experienced and well-rounded Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am able to assist patients by providing my expertise while also helping to build ... As an experienced and well-rounded Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I am able to assist patients by providing my expertise while also helping to build on and fortify their existing abilities. Read more

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?

Does the day to day stress of your life leave you feeling fatigued? Are you losing sleep and your concentration at work because of it? Stress can have harmful side effects on your health and well-being, as well as those around you. This means that learning to manage or cope with regular stress is vital to your health and happiness. But doing so is easier said than done.

The good news is that there are health care professionals who know the ins and outs of stress management—and it’s their job to pass their knowledge on to you! If you are in Hartford County or the surrounding area, consider working with a stress therapist at Thriveworks in West Hartford. Our stress therapists are committed to helping the people of Hartford get a handle on their stress and live happier.

If you’re ready to schedule your appointment, we’re ready to see you. We have next-day appointments available. To secure one, just give us a call at (860) 553-3374. We look forward to helping you.

Am I Stressed Out? What Are Stress Symptoms?

While you may have had plenty of encounters with stress (more than you’d like), you might not understand what stress is and where it comes from. To put it simply, stress is our natural reaction to our perceived threats, which can include traffic, arguments, a heavy workload, a big withdrawal from your bank account, and so on. Many of will experience all of the above stressors (or threats) many times in our lives, and so it’s important that we learn how to best cope with them. Instead of exhibiting a flight response—such as lashing out at loved ones—we should aim to react with a fight response, such as taking deep breaths or meditating.

Stress management is no easy feat. The easy option is to let your stress, frustration, or anger built up and completely take over. But the smart and healthy option is to learn how to better control your stress. If you are in Hartford County or the surrounding area, find the help you need at Thriveworks in West Hartford. Our stress therapists can help you better manage stress and address the harmful symptoms of stress that you might be currently experiencing, like:

  • Insomnia or other sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue
  • Stomach or headaches
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Anger and frustration
  • Irritability

These symptoms are good indicators of a stressed-out mind. And they can have further negative implications on your health. So, put your wellbeing first and get a handle on your stress. Learn effective stress management techniques from the professionals at Thriveworks Counseling. These individuals are happy to help people in the Hartford area to identify the major stressors in their life, properly address their harmful effects, and better cope with as well as manage these stressors. Doing so is vital to a life of health and happiness. Get started with stress therapy today.

Schedule Stress Therapy at Thriveworks West Hartford, CT in Hartford County 

Is your stress level at an all-time high? Are you struggling to manage it but you desperately need to? We have stress therapists who can help you manage your stress properly. These providers know what it’s like to suffer personally and professionally as a result of built-up stress. They also know how to get this stress under control and help you live a happier, calmer life.

If you’re interested in stress therapy or the stress management services at Thriveworks Counseling in Hartford County, just give us a call. We will offer you care from the best of the best therapists in the Hartford area. You can also look forward to talking to our exceptional customer service team. They’ll help you schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. That means that if you’re ready to come in now, we can offer you a next-day appointment. We also have extended hours, so you can schedule an evening or weekend appointment if that best suits you.

Regardless, our team is ready and excited to meet you. Give us a call at (860) 553-3374 to schedule your appointment today.

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 West Hartford therapists and counselors accept 24 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Connecticut Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

  • Humana PPO/EPO/HDHP

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Self-pay costs at West Hartford
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 couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Read more I couldn’t be more pleased with the help Tracy Saucier has given me! She is so kind, compassionate and a great listener.
Jane Feb 2024
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I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Read more I love the format of telehealth in the evening. At a time where it's so challenging to find Psychiatrists, Thriveworks has been so easy to work with. And Ericka is lovely; easy to work with, easy to talk to, trustworthy, and very helpful.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Read more I feel very comfortable talking with my therapist Jill about things that have been taking up room in my mind. She helps me find tools to cope with PTSD, anxieties & depression. I know I have a while to go but I am seeing progress due to our sessions.
Elizabeth Feb 2024
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★★★★★
Tracy Saucier is an excellent therapist and I feel very comfortable with her
Helen Jan 2024
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Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Read more Mr Saxton and the counsellors at Thriveworks are highly skilled and knowledgeable in assisting overcome situations that require special understanding.
Ash Dec 2023
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The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
Read more The importance of finding a relatable therapist is key! Being in the medical field myself and coping with those stressors post 2020 traumatic events lead me to reach out for help. Learning understand and cope with moving forward in a healthier way. Thank you Ms Cano for making it easy to talk to you and relate!
West Hartford Mar 2022
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Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
Read more Eva is absolutely wonderful and has given us tools and techniques to improve our communication and marriage.
West Hartford Feb 2021
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Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
Read more Mimi is wonderful, attentive and kind. She's really helped me to grow and see the positives in myself. I am so happy to have met her!!!
West Hartford Dec 2019
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Hartford is located at the corner of Farmington Ave and Ardmore Rd. We currently share the building with Step To Beauty and New England Realty Management, among other businesses. Across the street will find The Westfield apartment building and one block west on Farmington Ave is the Beth David Synagogue.

Phone number

(860) 530-5326

Languages spoken by CT providers

  • Polish
  • English
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