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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?

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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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 Savannah 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.

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Savannah therapists and counselors accept 21 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • First Health Network

  • Humana Exchange

  • Humana HMO/POS

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Self-pay costs at Savannah
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

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★★★★★
Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Read more Thriveworks helped me realize that I do believe people can change. I’m not the person I was three months ago, broken and fearful. I’m healthy and happy and for the first time being kind to myself. Thank you for giving me my life back.
Anonymous Thriveworks Client
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Where to find us

Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Savannah is located on East Broad Street between East State Street and East President Street. We share a building with the Frayed Knot yarn store and Ritual Holistic Studio. We are located one block away from Greene Square Park.

Phone number

(912) 623-4320

Languages spoken by GA providers

  • Spanish
  • Creole
  • English
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