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  • Success Over Stress (SOS)

    If you answer yes to one or more of the following questions, then you may want to consider Potomac Psychiatry’s stress management program:

    • Do you feel stressed out?
    • Do you feel that there is just too much to do and you’ll never get it done?
    • Do you feel anxious or sick due to stress?
    • Are you irritable and easily frustrated due to your high stress levels?
    • Are you feeling consistently overwhelmed?
    • Would you like to learn strategies that you could apply to your life to reduce your stress load?

    Stress is a natural part of daily life. Our body’s stress response is preprogrammed biologically. Everyone responds in much the same way, regardless of stress. However, with high levels of stress or when stressful situations go unresolved, the body is kept in a constant state of activation, which increases the rate of wear and tear to biological systems. Stressors also diminish relationship well-being and are associated with poorer psychological functioning. Ultimately, fatigue or physical damage can result.  The innate ability of the body to repair and defend itself can become seriously compromised. Therefore, learning ways to manage and mitigate stress can significantly enhance your quality of life, as well as the quality of life of those around you, and improve your physical and emotional health.

    Potomac Psychiatry’s Stress Management Program is a short-term, goal-oriented, experiential program that will teach you mind, body and relationship skills for combating stress and learning how to manage stress more effectively. The stress management program is built on cognitive behavioral (CBT) and experiential therapy models that realize there is an intrinsic, unbreakable connection between thought patterns, emotions, behaviors and environment that can be effectively modified to reduce your stress levels and produce a more satisfying life.

    The Stress Management Program is therapy-based program where a therapist will do a thorough assessment of your individual sources and causes of stress in your life, and customize your therapy sessions to teach you various stress management skills in the following areas:

    Cognitive strategies that teach you how to recognize unproductive ways of thinking, and teach you alternative thoughts and behaviors that foster realistic thoughts, positive emotions and healthy interactions.

    Mind-body strategies explored to find the ones that work best for you. Mind-body strategies can evoke a “relaxation response” that directly counters the stress response. These strategies in essence “Harness the power of your mind”

    Physical behavior strategies such as exercise, sleep, and nutrition will be assessed and explored (additional consultations with a personal trainer and dietician can be added to your personalized program when requested)

    Relationship strategies that foster positive and stress-reducing relationships will be explored. Positive and supportive family relationships can insulate individuals from stress, improve your resilience, and decrease the risk of poor emotional and physical health over time.

    Additional factors that influence your ability to manage stress will be explored based on your unique history, personality and needs.

    Call 301.984.9791 to contact us, discuss your needs and schedule an appointment. Our experienced professionals look forward to meeting you.

    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314