Stress is universal. It is not whether or not you experience stress but HOW you deal with it. Ongoing and/or severe stress unchecked will impact every part of your life: Physical health, mental health, relationships, job etc. There are literally hundreds of Stress related disorders and conditions, that is, conditions brought on or made worse by stress.
At Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, psychologist, Dr.Robert Heller provides his clients with some of the best and most effective tools and methods to prevent and reduce stress. These proven strategies are natural, easy to learn and do not require taking psychiatric type medications. In extreme cases where medications are needed, you can be referred to some of the best psychiatrists in S. Florida who can evaluate and treat your medication needs.
Stress management is an ongoing process and requires consistent maintenance. For good oral health like reducing the risk of cavities, you must eat right and brush and floss your teeth to avoid getting cavities and periodontal disease. For good mental health, you must “clean up” your past and current problems and incorporate stress management into your life on a daily basis. In this way you can reduce the risk of serious anxiety and depression problems and recover more quickly when problems do arise.
Effective stress management starts with assessing your strengths and weaknesses along with your goals. This is accomplished through an in depth interview and completing a series of brief questionnaires. Over the next 1-2 sessions a comprehensive treatment plan is established, goals are identified and agreed upon along with the major treatment methods likely to be most beneficial to you.
Stress management is flexible and takes into account the seriousness of your condition and situation, your level or time and interest in committing to counseling sessions and your willingness to put in the work outside of the office.
Stress management has 10 basic components.
- Deep Breathing
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- Guided Imagery
- Tai Chi
- Rational Thinking
- Time and Organizational Management
- Lifestyle Management
Dr.Robert Heller provides a holistic approach to stress management and addresses the key areas of healthy eating and hydration, nutritional choices, different types of exercise, and elimination of certain negative behaviors ( excess-smoking, drinking, drugs, gambling etc. When necessary, referrals to experts in particular disciplines are encouraged and available.
If you are ready to improve your life, call Dr.Heller now at 561 451-2731 for an initial consultation.