Pooler, GA—Stress Management

Stress Management in Pooler, GA—Counselors and Therapists

Without stress, we won’t study hard for that exam, push ourselves for that promotion, or reach for those goals. A lot of the times, stress is actually healthy!

But what happens when it’s not healthy? Stress is a normal and constant part of our lives, but it can get out of control quickly. We all have those days where one more thing will make us blow up, but what if that is nearly every day? What if stress has been so high and constant that you hardly notice it anymore, just the unhealthy coping mechanisms you’ve adapted.

Stress can be positive, but only if it’s properly managed. Stress is actually the biggest killer in the US! The impact it can have on our body and minds is much bigger than many expect and is important to address! The counselors at Thriveworks Pooler understand that balance is much easier said than done. But there is hope! You don’t have to be controlled by stress. With a little bit of help, you can control it.

Why Am I So Stressed?

Back when we had to hunt for our food and run away from predators, stress was crucial for our society. But now, most of us hunt for food in Walmart and the only predators we have to worry about is that pesky coworker. But our brains haven’t caught up with the times. The same system for stress that kept us alive during a natural disaster are at work when you’re walking through a crowd. Our brains are hard-wired for danger even if no danger is present!

The emotions and behaviors you’re experiencing are entire valid responses to the stress you’re feeling. Anything can bring about stress—financial problems, relationships, moves, life transitions, and so much more. When every little thing can trigger the ancient stress mechanism in your brain, is there a way out of the stress-cycle? Yes! Thriveworks Pooler counselors are experts at identifying the roots of stress and teaching healthy coping mechanisms.

When stress goes unmanaged, it manifests itself in unique ways. This is by no means a complete list, but some signs that stress is 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 have control of your stress again. Thriveworks Pooler is here to help guide you to that place of control and peace.

What Does Stress Management Counseling Look Like?

Just like how stress will never fully go away, neither should stress management. Finding the right coping mechanism for you can be a journey, but that’s what Thriveworks Pooler is here for. There is never a moment that should be overrun by stress. We strive to give you methods that you can practice outside of a counseling session so you can build a new lifestyle—one of peace.

Stress will always find another reason to pop up. Once one problem is solved, another stress-inducing problem comes up. To control your stress, you have to be the center of change, not your environment. (Although oftentimes changing the environment is very important as well!)

Some tools we may teach include:

  • Learn mindful and relaxation techniques for when you are in a stressful moment
  • Proactively plan stress relievers
  • 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 Pooler always puts the client first in our counseling session, so each one is unique to you. There is no one way to combat stress, but together we can uncover the most effective way for you.

 

 

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My experience with Valery Dickinson has been amazing. She always takes her time, extremely knowledgeable, and challenges me in all aspects. I highly recommend.
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I can talk about Valeria forever because she was the only one who was able to help me with my condition. I was dealing with deep depression due to my husband’s passing from Covid complications. I was seen by many doctors but I was not getting better. My friend recommended to talk to Valeria. She was my last hope. From the first session I felt I could trust her. Valeria has a voice of an Angel. She makes you feel very happy and uncluttered. I was always anticipating for my next session with her because I knew that I am going to feel even better. Valeria is amazing and if you need help she is the one to go to!!!!
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I can talk about Valeria and her skills forever because she is a master of her craft. I was struggling with depression due to my husband’s passing. I was seeing by doctors and therapist but none of them were able to help. My friend recommended Valeria. Valeria was my last hope. Right from the first session I felt very comfortable with her. Her voice was very calming and welcoming. My trust to her grew right away. She is amazing! With her guidance I am able to control my emotions and I am feeling much much better. I highly without doubt recommend her!!!
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Deborah is knowledgeable, down to earth, and humorous. Going to Deborah for a session is like going to visit a wise friend that makes me laugh.
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Deborah is very professional and truly cares about her clients. She really helped me. I would highly recommend her!
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Melody is an excellent counselor who is warm, empathic, and very easy to talk to. She has years of experience and expertise working with children, teenagers, and young adults and is comfortable discussing and working with a wide variety of challenges faced by clients at those ages.
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I had a delightful conversation with the owner of Thriveworks Counseling coming to Pooler. This counseling services will truly be an asset to the community.
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My parents divorced when I was in high school, as a family we went to Thriveworks Counseling in the ATL area. Now I'm a student at GSU and saw that there's a location coming to Pooler soon. Just a short drive to see a therapist at a place that helped me and my family during a difficult time.
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  • 138 Canal St #506
    Pooler, GA 31322

  • Mon-Fri:7AM-12AM
    Saturday:7AM-6PM
    Sunday:8AM-5PM

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