A woman sits alone on a park bench while looking out at a hilly landscape. This could represent the isolation felt by being unappreciated. Learn more about stress relief in Peoria, IL and how a therapist in Mahomet, IL can offer support. Search for an online therapist in Illinois for remote support today.

How to Manage the Stress of Feeling Unappreciated

My clients pour their hearts into all areas of their lives and are the first to offer help. They put extra effort into their work and volunteer to support their community.  They are also always the first to help their family and friends. It doesn’t matter if you are new to them or have been…

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Beyond Perfectionism: How to Release the Stress of New Year’s Resolutions

Many people believe New Year’s resolutions are a great way to reinvent themselves and accomplish the goals they’ve been putting off. However, the reality is that their initial enthusiasm often gives way to stress and perfectionism. Let’s delve into why this happens. The Stress of Societal Expectations: Our society tends to romanticize the idea of…

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What to Say to Your Family to Communicate Boundaries Around the Holidays

In healthy families, there are no expectations around the holidays. Family traditions and celebrations are fun and flexible. So, discussions about where and how to have family gatherings are simple and enjoyable.  However, in other families, holidays can be full of pressure. The discomfort often starts long before an event, in the planning stages. There’s…

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How Work Stress and Burnout Negatively Impact Family Relationships

Most of us have heard the term “quality over quantity.” This term refers to having less of something valuable versus more of a cheaper version of that thing. When it relates to time, it’s usually to reassure a person that the time they spend with someone is enough. And I agree with that to a…

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10 Signs of Loneliness in A Marriage

Many of my clients with histories of childhood emotional neglect often feel lonely in their marriages. They also often struggle to acknowledge this loneliness. This confusion is easy to understand as loneliness can take on many forms. Below are some ways loneliness can show up in your relationship. I hope this helps you to identify…

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4 Common Relationship Stressors

All relationships have their moments of stress. These moments can be defining points of growth and connection in a relationship. But they can also drive a couple apart. In this post, I continue the concept of good versus bad stress, but in the context of relationships. Below, I introduce four typical relationship stressors and how…

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4 Signs of Toxic Relationship Stress

As I wrote in the previous post, no relationship can escape stress. So many forms of pressure can enter a relationship, no matter how strong and healthy it is. However, stress has to be short-term, manageable, and lead to something good. Otherwise, it turns toxic and deteriorates the health of the individuals and the relationship.…

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Why Am I Always Overwhelmed? How Anxiety and Emotion Dysregulation Relate

In my work as a therapist, I often find clients start therapy stating they feel overwhelmed. They are unable to describe their feelings any further. And that’s okay because helping clients name and distinguish between feelings is a large part of my work as a therapist. In the post below, I want to examine what some…

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The Impact of Trauma on Good and Bad Stress

As a mental health therapist, I often work with people who struggle with stress and burnout. In the previous post, I describe the difference between good stress (eustress) and bad stress (distress). Understanding the difference between the two is vital to promoting mental well-being. However, since most of my clients often have histories of emotional…

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A Therapist’s Take on Good Versus Bad Stress

Stress is a part of life, but it’s not always the same. In this blog, I will introduce the different aspects of stress and its effects on mental health. Please remember that people can experience stress differently, especially if they have a history of trauma. With better clarity, clients can see the impact of stress…

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