Stress

You do so much. You've got a lot of responsibilities. 

And, you've got the stress to go along with it.  

Stress affects us all.  You might notice symptoms of stress when disciplining your kids, during busy times during the day, when trying to pay bills, or when trying to manage a relationship. Stress cleverly disguises itself as depression, anxiety, or anger. 

Stress is everywhere. Even events that seem good - a new relationship, a promotion, a child going off to college - can raise your stress level.  And while at times a little stress is okay, and might even be helpful, too much can wear you down.

Take PsychCentral's Stress Quiz to measure your stress level, then schedule an appointment for therapy and let me help you learn skills for managing it. 

Oh, and by the way, how's your sleep?

Night after night, laying awake, wondering if tonight will be like the others...day after day, feeling sluggish and desperately tired--wondering if you'll ever feel rested again.  

The single best thing you can do for your mental health is to improve your sleep.  

One suggestion is to see your PCP for a check-up and see if there's a medical reason for your sleep. But if that's been ruled out, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI) may be able to help you. It works without medications, it improves sleep in most people and is the most efficacious health-related therapy there is.  Schedule a therapy appointment so that we can get started.

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Misty Pilgrim MEd LMSW LPCC Licensed Mental Health Therapist