Anxiety and stress are topics we talk about every day in therapy. Anxiety can come in many forms – panic attacks, constant worry, feeling scared to be around big groups of people, or other things. These feelings can be so troubling or difficult to manage that all we want to do is get rid of them as quickly as possible. People seem to think that the best way to handle anxiety or stress is by pushing it away. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Unfortunately, we can’t trick ourselves that easily and repression can take its toll in other ways.
Rather than avoiding problems, therapy helps people to identify their problem areas and find the small ways to reduce daily stress. Here’s an article by Sara Boboltz who writes about some helpful ways to reduce stress in our daily life.
If you live in the Chicago are and want help reducing your stress levels, don’t hesitate to call us at 773-414-4577 or visit psychotherapychicago.com to schedule an appointment to talk with someone.