Stress Management in Newark, DE—Counseling and Therapy for Stress

Stress Management in Newark, DE—Counseling and Therapy for Stress

How many times have you felt like you’re drowning under everything and someone says to you: “But…stress is good for you!”

There is some truth in that annoying comment. When stress is healthily managed, yes, it can be beneficial. It’s what makes college students study for the big exam, or employees put in extra hours, so a project is just that much better. But when it’s not managed, as is common in many people’s lives, it can have negative implications that stretch into the future.

Thriveworks Newark wants to help you manage your stress and find the balance between pushing yourself to reach your goals and pushing yourself to the point of breaking. You are the master of your own stress, not the other way around.

Why Am I So Stressed?

Sometimes stress makes you want to throw your arms into the air and ask “Why?!” It’s not like you’re at the verge of starvation with a winter storm blowing in and predators circling you. So why does the combination of Walmart grocery aisles, annoying coworkers, and morning traffic make you so stressed?

It is not because you’re weak. Everything you’re feeling is valid. There are bills to be paid, people to interact with, life transitions, personal goals, family members, and much more that cause stress. You’re experiencing similar levels of stress as your ancestors, even if it takes a different form.

And, the truth is our brains are programed to be in danger. It hasn’t caught up with the times and doesn’t know the difference between a lion attack and paying taxes.

If even our bodies are working against us, is there any hope? Yes! Thriveworks Newark has years of experience fighting stress and learning coping mechanisms.

The symptoms of unmanaged, unhealthy stress are unique to you and your situation. Some of the more common signs include:

  • Constantly avoiding confrontation (initiating the “flight” response)
  • Angry outbursts or aggressive behavior (initiating the “fight” response)
  • chronic headaches
  • upset stomach
  • easily triggered anger
  • irritability
  • panic attacks
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • trouble sleeping and/or nightmares
  • memory loss
  • impulsive behavior

You deserve a life free of these symptoms, where you can chase your goals without being tied down by stress. Thriveworks Newark is excited to walk that journey with you.

What Does Stress Management Counseling at Thriveworks Newark Look Like?

Stress will always be a part of our life, and so should stress management. Thriveworks Newark strives to create a nonjudgmental space where you can learn and practice coping mechanisms. Our focus will always be on you- your goals and how you feel stress and what management strategies work best.

We want to help you build a new lifestyle, one where stress yields to you. A new day will bring more stress-inducing scenario. So, to conquer it completely, you have to change too. Changing your environment can definitely be a part of the process, but changing your mindset has to be a part of it as well.

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

  • Learn mindful and relaxation techniques for when you are in a stressful moment
  • Proactively plan stress relievers
  • Develop time management skills and assertiveness to take control of your life
  • 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 Newark believes in forming a relationship and each session is structured to best form you. There is no one way to deal with stress, but we can work together to find the best way for you.

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Great scheduling team!

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I called to make an appointment for my daughter and Kenyata was SO friendly and helpful. She answered all of my questions and was so easy to talk to. Scheduling as a first-time patient is always so difficult, but this was so easy and accomodating. If the scale is 1-5, 5 being the best, I'd give my experience a 10!
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Taylor donovan

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Has helped me come a long, very easy to talk to and understanding, highly recommend
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Michael Beckham is a strong counselor.

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I recommend Michael Beckham without reservation. He was both a colleague of mine and a supervisor and I've known him to be an outstanding, caring clinician. Michael is highly intelligent, warm, empathetic and effective. He has a great deal of experience and is beloved by his patients.
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Excellent Therapists!

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Dr. Thompson is an excellent therapist. She really helped me when I was struggling. I’ve known her for years and she is a very kind and caring person. I highly recommend this practice.
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Thumbs up!

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Dr. Deb Thompson is a kind, caring and thoughtful person. Very easy to talk to.
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Highly recommend this practice!

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I highly recommend this practice! Super friendly staff, easy appt scheduling, great therapists with a wide range of styles and approaches. The director, Dr Thompson, is smart, and kind, and so down to earth, she really listens.
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The right kind of help when I needed it

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Dr Thompson provides great support and advice. She helped me through a rough time in my life and gave me the right kind of help when I needed it. I learned a ton about myself, cleaned up some past baggage that was weighing me down, and got my life back on track. I still use the skills she taught me in my relationships, at work, with my kids and I feel in control of my life. I’m not happy go lucky 100% of the time, but I’m much more relaxed and open and confident that I can handle whatever comes up. Big thanks to Dr Thompson!
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Caring, competent therapists,

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When Dr Thompson announced she was opening a Thriveworks office in Newark, I was thrilled. Over the past 20 years, I have referred many clients to Dr Thompson and found her to be sensitive, caring, ethical, and highly skilled with a wide range of clients. She was able to connect with folks who’ve had difficulty finding a good fit with other clinicians, and she seemed to know just the right approach with some of my clients who’d tried therapy in the past, but didn’t really feel at ease. Her compassion, experience, and excellent clinical skills make her my first choice when referring out; I would send my own family members to Dr Thompson.
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Excellent

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I have known Dr.Thompson for many years and completely trust her professionalism and expertise. I wish she would open a Thriveworks in my town.
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Highly Recommend!

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I have known Dr. Thompson for many years. Her compassion for and commitment to people make her an amazing clinician. She is a great listener and a professional practitioner. I would recommend her to anyone looking for care.
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Highly recommend!

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Dr. Debra Thompson has been so helpful to our family. She is a very professional, knowledgeable, and resourceful psychologist. I can highly recommend her!
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Dr Thompson

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Dr. Thompson is a respected colleague-she is always prepared and truly cares about colleagues and clients. I would recommend her without hesitation.
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Thriveworks Newark is the best!

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I cannot not say enough about this place! The space is beautiful, and the process of getting help is really easy and affordable. The Clinical Director, Dr. Thompson, was so kind and patient with our questions. I highly recommend you contact Thriveworks Newark, if you need a counselor.
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I love Thriveworks Newark!

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The owner, Dr. Debra Thompson, has been so supportive and helpful! She is so perceptive and insightful. I would encourage anyone to seek services here!
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Dr. Thompson is excellent

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Dr. Thompson is excellent and I would highly recommend her. She’s very kind and caring, extremely thoughtful and ethical. I would definitely recommend her to anyone.
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Highly Recommend

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Dr. Thompson is so warm and compassionate.  She is very easy to talk to, and really cares about people! I highly recommend her!!!
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Highly Recommend

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I highly recommend Dr. Debra Thompson. She’s been a colleague of mine for many years, and I’ve always admired her effectiveness, professionalism, warmth, dependability, and trustworthiness.
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