It’s a truth we don’t acknowledge often enough. Stress, alone, is a serious health problem. That’s not to mention all the ways that stress makes existing physical and mental health problems that much worse.
When you’re under chronic stress, your body and your mind function at less than their best. This too often leaves you depleted, prone to physical sickness and infection, and destabilized in terms of your mental and emotional health.
If you’ve resolved to improve your approach to stress management this New Year, you should get in touch with Dr. Ronald P. Winfield and the team of mental health providers at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Dr. Winfield and the Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates providers know how to help your stress management goals, benefitting your physical and emotional wellness. For stress management education and support, patients from around Massachusetts rely on our expert advice and psychotherapy counseling.
Stress management and your health
The effects of stress can have a serious impact on your long-term health and wellness. Whether you’re in overall good health, just stressed out, or are already dealing with health complications, stress makes the situation that much harder for your body.
Stress worsens many serious chronic conditions. That includes high blood pressure, migraine headaches, and even heart disease. If you’re living with a chronic pain condition like fibromyalgia, managing stress may be key to preventing flare-ups.
And, you should also know that stress weakens your immune system. That leaves you increasingly vulnerable to seasonal illness and infection. With bugs like the flu and COVID-19 still in circulation, it’s worth reducing stress in order to avoid getting sick.
Professional stress management support
Just knowing more about the negative health impacts of too much stress doesn’t do you that much good. You’re still overburdened, under-supported, and chronically stressed out. Understanding how your stress harms your health doesn’t give you the guidance you need to effectively manage your stress levels.
That’s where the providers at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates make all the difference. We help our patients take charge of their health through proven, effective stress management techniques. You benefit from one-on-one support, personalized stress management education, and ongoing mental health support from our practice.
Often, our patients find that it’s possible to use research-based techniques for mindfulness, relaxation, and stress reduction to continue to handle the same high-pressure workload and daily life, just with less tension and fewer heightened emotions.
You might not need to lower your load, but rather just learn more about the most effective ways to manage and release stress in your everyday life.
Psychotherapy counseling for stress
When you receive psychotherapy counseling at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates, you benefit from a safe, informed space to discuss your mental health, stressors, and care needs. Your provider listens without judgment, and offers insights and new approaches that can take the stress out of many parts of your life.
Whether you need improved personal support, treatment for other mental health issues like anxiety or insomnia, or a safe space to vent, you’ll find our providers helpful, compassionate, and ready to assist you in your goals of improving your physical and mental health.
For personalized support with stress, contact the team at Greater Lowell Psychiatric Associates online or over the phone today.