Sorry to hear about your feeling overwhelmed due to stress in your life. Maybe you can do a search in your zip code area for a licensed psychologist who specializes in Stress Management like I do. You can also ask your PCP for a referral. Another option is to contact your insurance company and find a provider who will be suitable for your needs.
Take care and remain safe.
Dr. Lata Sonpal
For overwhelming stress, I use a three-pronged approach for treatment. This includes therapy, self-care regimens, and possibly, medication if the stress is overwhelming. Overwhelming chronic stress can lead to an anxiety disorder.
Hoorie Siddique, PhD
Thank you for your question. There are a lot of stress management strategies that you can try, including deep diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, mindfulness and meditation, and other coping strategies such as journaling, reading, drawing or other forms of artistic expression, listening to music, exercise or going for a walk, petting your dog, reaching out for support from a trusted friend or family member, etc. I would also recommend seeking professional help through therapy to explore other ways of dealing with stress that you can try.
I hope this has been helpful!
Jenna Torres, PsyD
Stress is typically alleviated through relaxation skills. Seeking a therapist to support you is not a bad idea as therapist can introduce relaxation activities that you have not tried or are not aware of. However, there are also apps for relaxation that offer free help with learning to calm yourself and relax. Common relaxation strategies are yoga, meditation, walking, and aroma therapy. Anything you find relaxing like long hot baths/showers, coloring, puzzles, listening to music are helpful as well.
Patricia Harris | MA, LPC
Leslie Seiden, MD