DO YOU FEEL IRRITABLE WITH YOUR SPOUSE OR KIDS FOR THE LITTLE THINGS?
DO YOU WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK?
DO YOU FEEL TENSE AND ACHEY?
Do any of the following symptoms effect your relationships, your daily tasks or your job? If they do, you may find psychotherapy to be helpful.
Problems sleeping & fatigue
Muscle tension or aching
Nervousness around people
Avoiding situations that make you feel nervous.
Staying at home to avoid feelings of panic in public places
Trouble with concentration or focus
Stress is normal. Most of us don't get through a day without stress. When your internal "stress thermostat" is in good working order, you are able to deal with difficult or high-pressure situations quickly and efficiently, and you don't over-react to the smaller things.
When you have too much stress over a long period of time, your natural stress hormones may be too easily activated. You become overly sensitive to stress so that even the little aggravations of daily life can make you feel anxious, fearful or irritable, and even depressed. Prolonged stress can also have a negative effect on your physical health.
How well you tolerate stress may be affected by several factors: your lifestyle, your natural temperament, past experiences, or present-day crises. Therapy will help you develop the tools to improve the way you cope with the anxiety or depressed mood that stress may cause.