Dr. Sylvia Gindy, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Tal Gershon, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Valerie Graf, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Flor Villagrán, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Adeyemi Aladenika, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Therapy in NYC for Healthy Stress Management
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of life? Do you need help managing stress? If so, you’re not alone. Stress management therapy can be a great way to learn how to cope with the challenges of work, finances, and relationships.
Life can be overwhelming and stressful, especially for those going through significant life changes, those suffering from mental illness, or those who have experienced trauma. That’s why Looking Glass NYC provides comprehensive therapy services tailored to fit your individual needs and better manage your stress. Our team of experienced therapists will work with you to develop personalized strategies for managing your stress and improving your overall wellbeing.
At Looking Glass NYC, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to live a healthy and happy life. We are here to help you on your journey toward finding balance and peace of mind.
What is Stress Management Therapy?
Stress management therapy is a type of psychotherapy that helps you identify and better understand your triggers, deal effectively with your underlying stressors, and employ healthy coping mechanisms to reduce the effects of chronic stress. It has been used for centuries to help prevent stress from occurring in the first place, manage stress levels, and cope with it when it does occur.
In general, stress management therapy encompasses cognitive behavioral therapy methods intertwined with other techniques.
Some forms of stress management therapy also include relaxation techniques such as deep breathing and progressive muscle relaxation; biofeedback; hypnosis; acupuncture; massage; yoga; tai chi; aromatherapy; art or music therapy; journaling or writing exercises; and physical exercise. All these methods can be used alone or in combination with other therapies to help you manage your stress levels more effectively.
No matter what form of stress management therapy you choose, it is important to remember that everyone experiences different levels of stress at different times in their lives. Therefore, it is important to find a therapist who specializes in helping individuals identify their own unique triggers for feeling stressed out and develop personalized strategies for managing them. With the right support system in place, individuals can learn how to better manage their own emotions and reactions so they can live a happier, healthier life.
What Does Stress Management Therapy Entail?
Stress management therapy is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping you better manage your stress levels, cope with chronic stress, and eliminate unnecessary stress in your life. It is based on the idea that certain types of stress can have a negative impact on physical and mental health, so it is important to learn how to effectively cope with stress during sessions.
Therapists use a variety of techniques during stress management therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and biofeedback. CBT helps individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns that lead to stress, while relaxation techniques involve activities such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and yoga.
Sometimes stress management also involves mindfulness techniques. Mindfulness involves focusing on the present moment without judgment or criticism, often boosting confidence and self-esteem as a result.
Stress management therapy is customized to fit your needs and can be very beneficial for those who are struggling with high levels of stress or anxiety. By learning how to recognize signs of stress early on and using the various techniques mentioned above, you can begin managing your own stress levels more effectively and live a healthier life overall.
Who Might Benefit from Stress Management Therapy?
Anyone who is feeling overwhelmed by the stressors in their life can potentially benefit from stress management therapy. It is a form of treatment that helps you identify and understand your stressors, as well as develop healthy coping mechanisms to manage them.
People who are struggling with mental health issues, such as depression or anxiety, may especially benefit from stress management therapy. Additionally, if you have experienced trauma or abuse, this type of therapy can help you work through your emotions and find healthier ways to cope with your feelings.
No matter what your individual circumstances are, stress management therapy can help you better understand yourself and learn how to effectively manage your stress levels. With the help of a therapist or counselor at Looking Glass NYC, you can gain insight into the causes of your stress and find ways to reduce it.
Stress Management Psychotherapy in NYC
At Looking Glass NYC, our therapists are here to help you cope with your stress. We have expertise in stress management techniques that have been proven to help our clients overcome their symptoms and improve their overall wellbeing. Our team is comprised of seasoned anxiety therapists with years of experience helping clients manage stress and anxiety.
We offer stress therapy in NYC to individuals struggling with the pressures of life. With our help, you can learn how to build the skills needed to better manage your stress.
We also provide access to free and confidential crisis counseling, substance use and mental health support, as well as referrals through Looking Glass NYC.
If you’re looking for a way to reduce burnout, anxiety, and depression, stress management therapy can be an effective way to manage your stress levels. Verbalizing your troubles allows you to deal with them more effectively and helps create a better understanding of yourself and your emotions.
No matter what type of support or guidance you need when it comes to managing your stress levels, we are here for you every step of the way!
What should I expect from my first therapy session?
During your first session, your therapist will ask you questions to get to know you and understand your reasons for coming to therapy. Your therapist will want to learn about your history, what’s going on with you now, and learn about what you want to get out of therapy. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask them questions about how therapy works so you know what to expect.
How long will I be in therapy for?
The amount of time therapy takes is different for each person. If you’re dealing with a short-term stressor that you want resolved, that will typically take less time than a problem you’ve been dealing with for a long while. For some, therapy is short-term, taking just a few months until they are satisfied with their progress. For others, therapy will become a part of their routine, helping them manage ongoing concerns in their life and having a safe outlet for them to explore themselves, their patterns, and understand themselves on a deeper level.
Virtual therapy: How does it work?
With the rise in virtual therapy, it makes sense to want to know more about how it works. Research shows that virtual therapy has the same benefits as therapy that takes place face-to-face. Virtual therapy is an effective way to fit therapy into your busy schedule, as it allows you to talk to your therapist in the comfort of your own home. With virtual therapy, you avoid the hurdles that can happen with face-to-face appointments, such as scheduling conflicts, traffic, and travel time. In order to make the most of your virtual session, meet with your therapist in a private space in your home and have a good internet connection.
How do I pick the right therapist for me?
You’ve decided to take that next step and start therapy, and it can feel overwhelming to decide on a therapist. That’s why we offer a complimentary consultation call with a Looking Glass Intake Coordinator to help you make an informed choice. Every therapist has different strengths and styles that they bring to sessions. When you are in the process of selecting a therapist, talk to your coordinator about what you want to get out of therapy so you can rest assured that you are matched with the right person for you. After all, therapy is all about creating a space where you feel comfortable to open up, so finding a therapist that you click with is the first step on your journey!
How do I know if therapy is working?
Starting from your first session, you and your therapist will talk about what you want to get out of therapy. You may come in with a very specific goal or you may use therapy as a space to talk about ongoing events in your life. Regardless of your therapy goals, your therapist will create a comfortable space for you to talk about how therapy is going so you are both on the same page about the process. Ultimately, you will get more out of therapy if you are willing to put more into it. Growth takes place when you are willing to reflect on yourself and take what you are learning during sessions out into the world with you. Below are a few signs of progress that clients typically note:
- You start noticing that your symptoms (anxiety, depression, panic attacks, etc.) are less frequent or intense than before.
- You’re able to function better at work, school, or in your personal relationships.
- You start to find that you have a better understanding of yourself, your feelings, and your behaviors. You’ve gained insights and are making connections that you didn’t make before.
- You might be using new coping skills that you’ve learned in therapy and they’re helping in your daily life.
- People close to you may tell you that they have noticed positive changes.
Do you accept my health insurance?
Looking Glass Psychology is Out-of-Network with health insurances. If you have an Out-of-Network or PPO insurance plan, your insurance will refund a large portion of each session, as long as you have met your Out-of-Network deductible. After each appointment, we’ll supply you with a receipt called a superbill or reimbursement form. To submit for a partial refund, simply log into your health insurance portal to enter the information listed on your superbill. If you have an Out-of-Network plan and have met your Out-of-Network deductible, your health plan will mail the partial refund in the form of a check to your home a few weeks after each appointment. Questions? Email info@LookingGlassNYC.com or chat with us live during business hours by clicking the “Message Us” button on this page.
When can I book an appointment with you?
Your appointment request is our top priority, so we’ll get you on the schedule as soon as possible – no waitlists, and no hassle. Many of our clinicians offer both in-person and video appointments in the early morning, afternoon, late evening, or even weekends. To request an appointment, click the following link: https://lookingglassnyc.clientsecure.me or chat with us live during business hours by texting (646) 350-2202. Prefer a phone call? Contact us today by calling (646) 760-3399.