Everyone encounters stress during their lives at one point such as never ending bills, demanding schedules, work, and family responsibilities. These daily pressures can make stress seem inescapable and uncontrollable. Ralph Kuechle, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist trained to provide stress management therapy in Newport Beach, CA. He can help you develop skills and strategies designed to take control of your life, thoughts, and emotions and teach you healthy ways to cope with daily stresses.
Dr. Kuechle is dedicated to continually developing strategies for stress management in Newport Beach, CA. For more than 13 years, he has been helping families work through their personal conflicts and treating behavioral problems in children. He possesses extensive experience in the field, assuring you that you are in the qualified care of a knowledgeable psychologist.
Find the Cause
The first step in stress management is identifying your stressors. While this sounds fairly easy--it’s not hard to point to major changes or a lot of work piling up--chronic stress can be complicated, and most people don’t realize how their habits contribute to their stress. Maybe work piling up isn’t from the actual demands of your job, but more so from your procrastination. You have to claim responsibility for the role you play in creating your stress or you won’t be able to control it.
To help you through this process, Dr. Kuechle works closely with you to identify and defuse stressors in your life. He takes the time necessary to get to know you and the feelings you’re experiencing. With his assistance, you can determine the root cause of any stress you feel. His knowledge and expertise allow him to provide you with effective solutions that reduce stress and anxiety.
Strategies for Stress Management
Once you’ve found what causes your stress, focus on what you can control. Eliminate the realistic stressors and develop consistent de-stressing habits. Instead of responding to texts while in bed or watching TV after work - take a walk, or read a book. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough quality sleep, will ease feelings of stress and help you relax.
Also, make a conscious effort to set aside time for yourself and for relaxation. Alone time can be whatever you need it to be. Some people like doing activities such as tai chi, yoga, or meditation, but you can also treat yourself to something simple, like taking a bubble bath, listening to music, or watching a funny movie. Finally, don’t feel like you have to solve your stress on your own. Reach out to your family and friends. Whether you need help with a problem or just need someone to listen, find a person who will be there to positively reinforce and support you. If stress becomes chronic, don’t hesitate to seek the help of a therapist.