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6,567 people sought stress management therapy help in New Jersey 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Cigna | Evernorth, +4 more
Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, +5 more

As a father, husband, and entrepreneur, I believe in the capacity of every individual to overcome challenges and live their best lives.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, AmeriHealth, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +20 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Men’s Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, +7 more

As a licensed therapist, I look forward to collaboratively creating therapeutic goals with you that best serve your needs and help you overcome the di... As a licensed therapist, I look forward to collaboratively creating therapeutic goals with you that best serve your needs and help you overcome the difficulties that you are facing today. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, AmeriHealth, Carelon, +19 more
LGBTQIA+, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Addiction, +4 more

One of my gifts is the ability to build a rapport with the individuals who participate counseling with me.

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Cigna | Evernorth, +4 more
LGBTQIA+, Self Esteem, Stress, Women’s Issues, Relationships, +3 more

I know what it is like to feel anxious, depressed, and unsure of where to turn to for support and what that support is going to look like. I am extrem... I know what it is like to feel anxious, depressed, and unsure of where to turn to for support and what that support is going to look like. I am extremely proud of you for taking this step. You're extraordinarily brave. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), Cigna | Evernorth, +4 more
Medical / Health Issues, Anger, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, +6 more

Life brings on many challenges and complexities; it is an experience we both share. I understand how challenging it can be, and I’m here to support ... Life brings on many challenges and complexities; it is an experience we both share. I understand how challenging it can be, and I’m here to support you through it. Read more

ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Aetna, Amerihealth Medicare Advantage, Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card), +21 more
Anger, Coping Skills, Stress, ADHD, Relationships, +2 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?

We all know the feeling- it’s Thursday afternoon and you realize you still have a mountain of paperwork to do, your kids birthday is on Saturday, that friend still wants to catch up, you’re halfway through a donut even though you’re on a diet, and what time was that doctors appointment supposed to be at?

Stress is everywhere. Our society practically wears it like a gold medal, proof of our hard work and success.

But is it success? Stress is cited as one of the biggest killers of Americans, with its correlation to heart disease and shorter life spans. To some extent, stress can be good for you. It pushes you to reach your dreams and perform at your best. But that’s only when it is healthy stress. Most of us have stress of the unhealthy kind- unmanaged, rampant stress. This kind of stress doesn’t create success- it creates mental and physical health problems that stretch far into the future.

Thriveworks Toms River understands how tricky balancing stress is. On one hand, you can’t just drop everything and do whatever you want. Instead, we have to learn how to manage stress, not escape it. With the right tools, this is more than possible.

For more information or to schedule a virtual or in-person stress management session with Thriveworks Toms River, call 732-852-4977.

Why Am I So Stressed?

The funny thing about stress is that it hasn’t changed throughout the millennium humans have walked the earth. Of course, it’s been fine-honed and is different for every person, but at the end of the day, your ingrained stress system has one goal: keep you alive. It just can’t tell the difference between a lion and taxes.

Really, this is good news. It means that your struggle with stress is entirely valid and is never a symptom of weakness. High levels of unmanaged stress aren’t a lack of resilience, it’s a lack of knowledge. Thriveworks Toms River stress management wants to give you the knowledge to manage your stress and take back your future.

The first thing to learn are the different symptoms of stress. Remember, everyone will manifest stress differently in their lives so this is not an exhaustive list.

  • 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

Remember that your stress levels are not reflective of your personal worth. You really do have a lot going on! You’re juggling a million things and it’s normal to feel stressed. Toms River stress Management counselors are not here to judge you, we’re here to take the skills and value you already possess and put them to work for you.

What Does Stress Therapy Counseling Look Like?

“Great,” you might be thinking, “I’m ready to get rid of stress!”

Well, let’s slow down. Our goal isn’t to get rid of stress- that’s impossible. Toms River counseling is here to make stress work for you, instead of you always working for stress. It’s a nonjudgmental, safe space for you to come and slow down and learn how to create that space of peace and control in your own life.

Because the truth is that every day will bring new, unforeseen stressors. So, searching for a way to get rid of stress is a useless endeavor- there will always be something else to get rid of! Instead, teaching you the tools of stress management and working through any lasting pain of the stress will bring sustainable peace to you and your life.

Some tools we may teach and use during a counseling session with Toms River stress management include:

  • Mindful and relaxation techniques to help in the moment for stress
  • Create the time and space in your daily and weekly schedule to unwind
  • Address any underlying issues
  • Build a healthy lifestyle through the means of sleep, exercise, and nutrition
  • Build a support system
  • Learn how to recognize the symptoms of stress and stop it before it becomes overwhelming
  • Replace negative, untrue thoughts with positive, true thoughts (a technique called cognitive behavior therapy)

Thriveworks Toms River stress management believes in a client-first mentality. This means that the center of every counseling session will always be you. You deserve to have the peace of mind and energy to chase your dreams again. Together, we can build a way there.

To schedule an appointment or talk to a counselor about stress therapy for you, call 732-852-4977.

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 Toms River therapists and counselors accept 27 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • AmeriHealth

  • Amerihealth Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

  • Compsych

  • EmblemHealth

  • First Health Network

  • Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey | BCBS

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Self-pay costs at Toms River
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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My therapist is Lesley Petersen and I have been a patient of hers for about four months now. She has been helping me through a stressful situation that I have been going through. I would recommend her because she is easy to talk to and non-judgmental.
Read more My therapist is Lesley Petersen and I have been a patient of hers for about four months now. She has been helping me through a stressful situation that I have been going through. I would recommend her because she is easy to talk to and non-judgmental.
Danielle Feb 2024
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awfully. Goes on vacation for two weeks. Double books me. Calls me one minute before our scheduled meeting time. Says the other person is inside the office and cannot see me. says to me I will call me that night and then says to me via a text message that I will call in the morning. Calls me at 11:am. We have our session where she keeps adding restrictions on me and says "it's nothing personal". Speaks very low that I cannot hear.Tells me she sees 50 people weekly and cannot talk on the phone.
Read more awfully. Goes on vacation for two weeks. Double books me. Calls me one minute before our scheduled meeting time. Says the other person is inside the office and cannot see me. says to me I will call me that night and then says to me via a text message that I will call in the morning. Calls me at 11:am. We have our session where she keeps adding restrictions on me and says "it's nothing personal". Speaks very low that I cannot hear.Tells me she sees 50 people weekly and cannot talk on the phone.
Martin Jan 2024
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I will tell everybody I know not to use thrive works.
Mark Dec 2023
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★★★★★
Robin is incredible. She is kind, compassionate, empathic, and extremely patient. She provided me with a safe environment that allowed me to vent comfortably. Robin was extremely helpful and provided me with excellent coping mechanisms that I will carry and use daily. She is truly extraordinary!
Read more Robin is incredible. She is kind, compassionate, empathic, and extremely patient. She provided me with a safe environment that allowed me to vent comfortably. Robin was extremely helpful and provided me with excellent coping mechanisms that I will carry and use daily. She is truly extraordinary!
Toms River Apr 2022
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★★★★★
Robin made me feel so comfortable and it was easy to ease into change.
Toms River Apr 2022
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★★★★★
Thriveworks is great and really cares for clients, I fully recommend them! And I honestly cannot say enough good things about Sharon Ryan. I never feel wrong, crazy, or judged while speaking with her. She is so comforting and provides excellent, accurate insights. I really appreciate her interest and understanding as well as her flexibility for appointments. I’ve been struggling with losing interest in hobbies that I once loved. With Sharon’s help, I’ve developed new interests I’ve always wanted to try and expanded my horizons. Thank you so much, truly, from the bottom of my heart!
Read more Thriveworks is great and really cares for clients, I fully recommend them! And I honestly cannot say enough good things about Sharon Ryan. I never feel wrong, crazy, or judged while speaking with her. She is so comforting and provides excellent, accurate insights. I really appreciate her interest and understanding as well as her flexibility for appointments. I’ve been struggling with losing interest in hobbies that I once loved. With Sharon’s help, I’ve developed new interests I’ve always wanted to try and expanded my horizons. Thank you so much, truly, from the bottom of my heart!
Toms River Feb 2022
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★★★★★
I recommend checking out Thriveworks to find a mental health care provider that can suit your needs. The owners are sweet, genuine people who make it their mission to help others by connecting therapists and those who want a little guidance. Your mental health is important (especially these days) and you don't need to being in a crisis to see a therapist! In fact, its better to seek out a therapist before you can't cope on your own.
Read more I recommend checking out Thriveworks to find a mental health care provider that can suit your needs. The owners are sweet, genuine people who make it their mission to help others by connecting therapists and those who want a little guidance. Your mental health is important (especially these days) and you don't need to being in a crisis to see a therapist! In fact, its better to seek out a therapist before you can't cope on your own.
Toms River Jan 2021
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★★★★★
If you're looking for counseling, this is definitely the place to go!
Toms River Dec 2020
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Where to find us

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Getting here

Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Toms River off of Main Street, and we share an office with KT’s Office Services, among other businesses. Look for the corner of Main Street and Union Street, we are right on the corner.

Phone number

(732) 795-5217

Languages spoken by NJ providers

  • Hebrew
  • English
  • Spanish
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