Whether it’s relocating to a new city, losing a job, becoming new parents, dealing with “empty nest syndrome,” or facing a serious diagnosis, stress can be overwhelming. It can feel impossible to shake and can make daily tasks seem insurmountable. This kind of stress can impact our mental and physical well being in very serious ways.
If not managed properly, stress can interfere with all areas of one’s life. It can lead to symptoms ranging from anxiety and irritability to addictions and interpersonal problems. Physically, stress is linked to headaches/migraines, cardiovascular issues, sleep problems, gastrointestinal problems, aches and pains, fatigue, low sex drive, and frequent colds and infections. In fact, a recent study revealed that nearly two-thirds of all physical complaints that patients bring to their internists are actually manifestations of stress-related, psychological issues that should be referred to a psychologist. Ultimately, stress can interfere with one’s ability to heal, manage, or recover from other medical conditions and illnesses, from diabetes to cancer.
Dr. Clarke has helped hundreds of clients manage their stress productively, overcome major illnesses, and achieve a healthier quality of life using innovative techniques catered to each individual client.