Providing Stress Management services to Laguna Beach, CA
If ongoing stress makes your life too challenging, seek help from a psychiatric specialist. At GT Healthcare in Laguna Beach, California, Gabrielle Thompson, FNP-C, and her skilled staff are here for you. They specialize in advanced stress management solutions that relax you and improve your quality of life. To schedule an appointment at GT Healthcare, call, text, or use the online booking tab today.
How does stress management work?
Stress management at GT Healthcare uses highly effective, cutting-edge treatments to reduce stress, depression, anxiety, and other mental health challenges.
Stress is how your body responds to perceived threats and overstimulation. It may cause your heart to beat fast, your stomach to churn, your palms to sweat, or your head to hurt. While nearly everyone experiences stress from time to time, ongoing or extreme stress often interferes with your quality of life.
Too much stress may also increase your risk of chronic diseases and illnesses. Stress management with the GT Healthcare experts helps you relax and enhances your life in many ways.
How can stress cause problems for my health?
Stress is the body’s biological response that protects you from danger, which is a good thing. That said, ongoing stress boosts your risk of certain health problems, such as:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Damaged blood vessels
- Heart attack
Evidence suggests that constantly feeling stressed increases your chance of carrying excess body weight which can be a risk factor for multiple physical chronic illnesses
What should I expect during stress management evaluations?
At GT Healthcare, the psychiatry specialists create stress management treatment plans based on your unique needs. While you can’t prevent stress completely, there are numerous ways to reduce the frequency and severity of negative episodes.
Your GT Healthcare provider reviews your symptoms, including the situations that might make stress worse, like working, driving, or having an overly busy schedule. Next, they conduct a comprehensive physical exam and may order blood work or urine testing.
Your specialist also utilizes psychological testing for accurate diagnosing. They determine if there’s an underlying cause of stress-related symptoms before developing a customized stress management treatment plan.
What happens during stress management treatments?
Your stress management treatment usually includes a combination of healthy lifestyle changes and medical interventions, such as:
- Healthy diet
- Sufficient sleep
- Regular exercise
- Limits on alcohol and caffeine
- Healthy relationships with friends and family
- Cognitive enhancement therapy
- Eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing
Your stress management specialist may also suggest you try mindfulness activities like Tai chi, yoga, or meditation. Your treatment goal is to minimize stress, anxiety, and depression and help you live a fulfilling life.
To learn more about the benefits of stress management at GT Healthcare, call or text the office or use the online scheduling tool today.