If you are dealing with stress and need support, our professional private practice in Melbourne has a team of psychologists who are highly competent in treating stress. In particular, our psychologists are trained in the most well researched and best therapy for stress, called CBT (Cognitive-behavioural Therapy).
Unfortunately, for many of us, stress has become a staple of modern-day life. Stress is an emotion that everyone encounters at some point in their lives. Stress can be a helpful emotion in that it helps us respond quickly and effectively to challenging situations. In these situations, stress elicits the ‘fight’ or ‘flight’ response, which helps us cope or deal with situations effectively.
However, if stress becomes unmanageable, or is experienced for a prolonged period of time, then it can be harmful to your mental wellbeing and affect your physical health. Stress is associated with anxiety and depression, and chronic stress can adversely affect your diet & weight and put you more at risk of heart disease.
There are a range of psychologists in Melbourne, many of who are competent in treating stress. However, “stress” is a very broad term that does not specify the type of stress a psychologist is experienced in. For example, you may be experiencing stress related to a complex family dynamic or ongoing conflict. Alternatively, you may be struggling with stress related to work. Or, perhaps you are experiencing financial stress.
In your search for a psychologist, it’s worth taking the time to understand the type of stressors (or stressful situations) each psychologist is experienced in. That is, some psychologists frequently support individuals experiencing work stress, while other psychologists focus on supporting individuals in complex and demanding family situations.
The easiest way to ascertain the type of experience a psychologist has, is to ask them directly or ask the person conducting your intake. For example, at Peaceful Mind Psychology, we personally match you to a psychologist based on your needs and personality. During our intake, we will take the time to understand the nature of your stress and match you with a psychologist who is experienced in this area.