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Handling Stress In the New Year

Handling Stress In the New Year

The winter thaw brings more than budding trees. It is a time for tryouts for soccer and softball teams, for choosing a summer camp, addressing holiday debt, for home repairs, income taxes, and the possibility of being alone on Valentine’s Day. With ACTs, SATs, final exams, report cards, spring recitals, spring break, and those college acceptance and rejection letters, the entire family is affected. From February through May, leading up to summer vacation can be one of the busiest times of the year for the American family. You may think you’re taking it one day at a time, however, one day at a time can be stressful.

Counseling offers people support when they are going through difficult times. Although it remains a cloaked subject surrounded by myths, healthy people are taught preventive behaviors, and much like the annual physical to rule out the onset of illnesses and ensure you’re doing the right things for your body, a counseling therapist provides coping skills and helps in dealing with situations and paths to mental and emotional well-being.

Deciding to seek help for something you’re going through can be difficult. The stigma around counseling services often prevents people from getting the help they need: men more so than women, the elderly more so than the young. Hopefully, I can put some of the myths to rest by explaining how counseling can help and why healthy people find it important.

Over and above coping with disorders, therapists can help with relationships, stress, anger management, peer pressure, and grief. Improving Lives Counseling Services helps couples unravel and resolve issues, helps the sick cope with long term illnesses, and in this fast paced, ever changing, high tech world, helps adolescents, teens, and young adults with sadness, depression, fears, and phobias.

Everyone wants to live life to the fullest. We all want to figure out who we are and how to fit in. Feeling sad or unwanted, being bullied or feeling unloved, failing in school, in finding a job, or simply making the transition from winter to spring – counseling can help. You don’t have to avoid certain situations, make excuses, or hold things in. Improving Lives Counseling Services provides a safe place, skilled guidance, and professional advice. Our supportive, objective therapists focus on you and your overall well-being. Life can be good. Call us at 918-960-7852 or visit our contact page.