Stress Management Counseling Services

Counseling for stress management will help you learn how to decompress and reconnect with others and yourself.

Often, people underestimate the impact of constant stress. Taking time for yourself when you are already feeling stretched to the max may feel counterproductive but learning to manage your stress and care for yourself is critical to ensuring you can continue tackling all the other commitments in your life.

Taking time to learn how to manage your stress can help to avoid exhaustion and burnout. Managing stress even helps prevent physical illness.

We’ll help you see the impact of taking time to rest. Doing so can help you feel renewed and better able to respond to the barrage of tasks always at hand.

We understand that everyone handles stress differently

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How we’ll use the strength-based approach to help you form techniques for managing stress in all aspects of life:

  • Focusing on internal strengths and resources and less on weaknesses or shortcomings to make changing behaviors and improving your life easier.
  • Defining sources of stress that have had both long-term and short-term impacts. By identifying your strengths, we’ll develop ways to deal with those stressors.
  • Empowering you to develop productive ways to cope with work, school and in other settings where stress can appear.
  • Learning to develop realistic habits that will help you take care of yourself physically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Restoring balance and setting intentions for personal growth.
What to expect from counseling for stress management

We create a unique counseling process that is tailored to each person’s strengths and experiences.

Counseling is meant to be a time of self-exploration and growth. Your clinician will tailor treatment to your specific needs based on your goals and what you would like to achieve. Counseling has the potential to be short-term or long-term based on your individual needs.

Sustained progress can be made in as few as 8 weekly sessions, but most people find that they need treatment for a minimum of several months. We encourage you to attend weekly sessions, as this allows you to establish a close working relationship with your clinician and to make progress more quickly. Our hope is for you to reach your goals sooner rather than later so that you can live the life you desire.

Both before and during your first session, you will be asked to provide information about yourself and your reasons for seeking counseling. During the first session, your clinician will briefly review Restorative Counseling’s policies so that you are aware of your rights as a client and can ask any questions you may have. The primary focus of the intake process is to discuss your personal, social, family, and educational history to help give your clinician an overall picture of who you are. Goals for treatment will be discussed and your clinician will provide insight into how they conduct counseling sessions.

In addition to learning about you, the Intake process is a time for you to learn about your clinician. It is important that you feel they are the right fit for your style and needs. We encourage you to ask questions so you can be clear on what to expect from your clinician.

The intake session(s) typically lasts 55-60 minutes.

Working with you, your clinician will help you explore the sources of your difficulties and develop helpful strategies to address your concerns. Your clinician will provide a space for you to identify your strengths and difficulties. You will be empowered to decide what works best for you and what changes you are ready to make.

Ongoing sessions are 45-53 minutes, depending on your insurance plan.

As you move through the counseling process, you and your clinician will discuss your progress. Once it has been decided that you have achieved your goals, you and your clinician will discuss terminating services. These final few sessions will focus on reviewing the progress you have made and how you can continue to maintain these changes moving forward.

Working together, we will help you restore balance and set intentions for personal growth. 

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Our clinicians offering stress management counseling services:

Stephanie Grunewald, PhD

I am dedicated to exploring the layers of shame, guilt, and fear that have prevented you from living the life you desire.

Read more about Stephanie.

Katie Jackson-Griffin, LCPC

I am passionate about guiding you to love yourself and build up your resilience to take on all of life’s challenges.

Jordan Meehan, LCSW

I provide a safe environment where you can develop insight into your experiences, behaviors, and relationships, as well as build healthy coping habits, self-care skills, and positive self-regard.

Together, we’ll come up with ways to manage stress in a healthy and productive way

It is important to understand the sources of stress so we can work on better managing those stressors. Learning effective techniques to manage stress, both proactively and reactively is an integral part of the work we will do together.