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At Grow Through Life Counseling, we treat stress in children, teens and adults with a combination of psychotherapeutic interventions. Each therapist may have a little different approach, but we all use interventions of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Play Therapy, Strengths Based and Solutions Focused Modalities to create insight into how and why the stress exists and to start new coping strategies to help increase neurochemical balances and  increase positive  neural pathways. Practice implementing the strategies taught by the therapist are very important and the more motivated our clients are to use more productive coping skills and patterns of thought, the faster positive progress can occur. Also, we promote using the positive skills you may already have for example: exercise, yoga, meditation, reaching out to trusted supports, creative activities, as these promote balanced  brain states and improve mood. If someone has been depressed  for quite awhile before seeking care, this can impact prognosis and it may take longer to see results. We love helping youth because we know if we can do early intervention we can reduce depression both short and over the long term of their life as well, improving the quality of their life for the rest of their life. There is hope and psychotherapy is very effective in treating all types of Stress. 

If you or a family member is experiencing stress,  we'd love to help. You can reach us by calling our intake department

619-549-0329 ext 0 to schedule your assessment. We will either answer or please leave us a message and we'll call you back to get you schedule with one of our great team members. We are taking new clients! 

Stress Management

Stress management is a common reason we treat children, teens and adults at Grow Through Life Counseling. Stress can occur at any age and onset can be gradual or rapid. Some common symptoms of stress include physical: sleeping problemsaches and pains, headaches or emotional as anxiety or depression.  Stress can impact functioning of daily life. For children and teens, this could mean impacting academics or social relationships. For adults their work performance, activity levels and relationships. Stress can be part of a grief and loss process or major life change. This may be a normal response in the short term but if this lasts longer than expected even after the stressor has passed, this cause for concern. Stress has never been higher with the pandemic and politics of 2020.  We are expected to see a rise in stress as we cope with this stressful year. For children and teens, schools and not being able to be with their peers has exacerbated stress. For adults the increase time spent at home can be stressful. Stress is also commonly part of major life adjustments and frequently can arise when family changes such as divorce, breakups, death or loss, moves or changes schools or work occur. If you are unsure if you or a family member are experiencing stress, we recommend scheduling an assessment. 

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