How much time do you spend thinking and worrying, maybe even lying awake at night thinking and worrying?Maybe you're noticed symptoms of stress when disciplining your kids, getting everything done during a busy day, trying to pay bills, or when trying to manage a relationship. Stress cleverly disguises itself as depression, anxiety, or anger.
As far as your brain knows, you're stressed, and that means danger. Maybe you're being attacked by a tiger. Your brains job is to protect you, so it prepares you to get away from the tiger.
Stress is everywhere. Even events that seem good - a new relationship, a promotion, a child going off to college - can raise your stress level. And while at times a little stress is okay, and might even be helpful, too much can wear you down.
Take a moment to check out PsychCentral's Stress Quiz to measure your stress level, then schedule an appointment for therapy and let me help you learn skills for managing it.
Oh, and by the way, how is your sleep?
Night after night, laying awake, wondering if tonight will be like the others...day after day, feeling sluggish and desperately tired--wondering if you'll ever feel rested again.
One suggestion is to see your PCP for a check-up and see if there's a medical reason for your sleep. But if that's been ruled out, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) may be able to help you. It works without medications, it improves sleep in most people and is the most efficacious health-related therapy there is. Schedule an intake appointment so that we can get started.