Stress management counseling

The Importance of Seeking Professional Support: Why Counseling Matters

Counseling can be your first step to getting help. Talking to a counselor can help you to identify your underlying issues and determine what the best next step should be. It is also the service to choose for conditions such as high-stress levels that can be managed more easily by talking to a professional and determining the proper coping mechanisms. The most common types of stress include work-related stress, and family/relationship stress.

Work-Related Stress

Identifying Common Symptoms and Indicators of Work-Related Stress

Almost all of us experience stress on a daily basis. While it is a normal bodily response, too much stress or improperly managed stress can have detrimental effects on our health. For one, stress can play a role in the development of mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. Additionally, stress can put you at risk for serious conditions including cancer and cardiovascular disease. This is why it’s important to keep calm and take time to relax, with activities like exercise and meditation.

What Causes Work-Related Stress?

Stress is caused by several different factors. One of these is work-related stress. This can be a result of several components all of which can impact your ability to perform your job or function at or outside of your workplace, including:

  • Long work hours
  • Heavy workload
  • Job insecurity
  • Conflict with a coworker or boss
  • Harassment or discrimination
  • Inadequate skills for the job
  • Boring work

However, sometimes mental health disorders are not easily fixed by exercise and journaling. In these instances, especially when a mental health disorder is affecting your everyday life, it might be time to visit a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist can recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and can make a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan to help manage your stress.

The signs and symptoms of stress can include:

  • Headaches
  • Decreased energy
  • Abdominal pain
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling anxious

Although pressure in the workplace is often unavoidable, these symptoms can be a sign that your stress is becoming unmanageable. Fortunately, there are ways to handle stress in the workplace.

What To Do About Work-Related Stress?

At My Psychiatrist PLC, our providers are skilled in diagnosing and addressing the symptoms of work-related stress. Our comprehensive solutions are personalized to your needs and condition to help you alleviate stress related to your workplace. Our professionals can determine the treatment route that is right for your desired outcome, which can help you take back control of your life. Learn more by contacting us today.

Family/Relationship Problems

It’s a fact of life that family and spouses fight. However, in some instances, these fights can cause irreparable damage to your relationships. It may be hard to solve a problem with a loved one because you or they feel as if they are not being heard. These feelings can surface from the smallest irritations to complete resentment for an action or behavior. Often, these conflicts can hurt us emotionally and sometimes physically.

Family is usually regarded as your first line of support. Our families are the people we hope to turn to for love, concern, support, and can be open with our feelings. When conflicts arise it’s easy to feel like you have no one to turn to. Although this is a commonly understood action of families, many relationships often fail to meet this exact model of love and support. This can arise from personal stress, insecurities, or even poor communication skills. Despite the reasons for conflict, this can have a lasting toll on your physical and mental health.

How Family and Relationship Problems Affect Us

When a familial or spousal relationship affects us positively, individuals suffering from a variety of mental health disorders like depression will often be more responsive to therapy. Stable relationships and a supportive atmosphere can greatly help a family member dealing with a mental health issue. Even so, it can be hard to help a loved one when underlying problems and conflicts exist in the relationship. As many studies on the topic have found, family relationships play a significant role in shaping an individual’s well-being throughout their life. This makes resolving conflicts as soon as they arise important in familial relationships.

How A Psychologist/Therapist Can Help You To Solve Familial and Spousal Relationships

Talk therapy involving a familial or spousal conflict often focuses on mending the broken communication in the relationship primarily, so that each party feels validated and heard. This is done by determining the underlying causes of the conflict and repairing your communication. Whether you are suffering from a conflict between you and a parent, spouse, or child, you could benefit from talk therapy with a psychiatrist. When this conflict starts to influence your day-to-day life, this is a sign that you may need to speak with a psychologist/therapist.

A psychologist/therapist can help you and your loved ones develop communication skills in a way that can help you to avoid problems down the road.

Our Clinicians Are Standing By To Help You and Your Loved Ones

My Psychiatrist PLC offers you a safe and open environment to mend issues with communication between you and a loved one. To learn more about how our professional psychiatrists can help, contact us today

First visit with your clinician is 60 min session
Follow Up visit: 45-60 min session