Stress is normalized in our society today, but chronic stress can have some long term mental and physical impacts on our wellbeing. Signs that you are not coping with stress includes a change in your sleeping or eating habits, feeling physically unwell (headaches, ulcers, frequent colds and flu), infertility, reduced productivity and decreased pleasure in activities you enjoyed before.
Stress is common when dealing with life changes or situations such as job losses, getting married, breakups or divorces, discrimination, parenting, moving, death of a pet or loved one, or being diagnosed with a serious medical condition.
Therapy can help you to better deal with and manage stress using healthy coping mechanisms. Negative moods reduce the quality of several aspects of our lives, including productivity and interpersonal relationships. There are a variety of interventions we can utilize to reduce and hopefully eliminate bad stress.