Stress Management

Clinical Psychology located in Bluffton, SC and TriBeCa, New York, NY

Stress can be disruptive and even deadly, so it’s necessary to control it as soon as possible when it starts interfering in your life. At Tardigrade Psychological Services, LLC, stress management expert Heather Goldberg, PsyD, uses her years of clinical and sports psychology knowledge and unique skills to create a stress management approach that’s ideal for you. Call the Bluffton, South Carolina and TriBeCa, New York, New York office now or click the online appointment request to connect with the office.

Are stress and anxiety the same thing?

Like anxiety, stress causes mental and physical problems like irritability and tiredness. But they’re two different things.


Stress is a reaction to a specific threatening situation. Stress-inducing circumstances include high-pressure occasions at work, severe illness, and financial difficulties. Anxiety is how your body responds to stress, which can happen even when there’s no apparent threat.


Both stress and anxiety can harm your mental and physical health. If you experience persistent stress, you might need help with stress management.

What does stress management mean?

Stress management means working to control and overcome stressors in your life. Even if you can’t manage the stressors or stop them from happening, you can equip your mind and body to respond better to them. Stress management gives you all the tools you need to do that.


Examples of stress management strategies include:


  • Relaxation techniques
  • Problem-solving strategies
  • Cultivating gratitude
  • Mindfulness meditation


Dr. Goldberg takes the time to know you and your situation well so that she can personalize your treatment. She helps you recognize the causes of your stress, including the hidden stressors that you might not realize are there. By identifying your stressors, you gain specific knowledge about how to cope better with them.


In addition to the new stress management techniques you’ll learn, Dr. Goldberg can recommend lifestyle changes, like eating a healthy diet, getting more rest, and drinking more water.

Who might need stress management help?

Stress management can be helpful for anyone who finds it challenging to cope with stressors in their lives. Many people with mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, and complex post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) need help dealing with stress.


Certain times in life are unusually stressful, for example, dealing with losing a loved one, adjusting to civilian life after being in the military, or facing a severe chronic illness. Stress management techniques can help you move through those periods without letting them erode your mental or physical health.


Stress management at Tardigrade Psychological Services, LLC, offers tools that you can use to take control of your stress level and enjoy a more comfortable and fulfilling life. Call the office now or click the online appointment request feature to learn how it can help you.