Stephanie Costello

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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2755 NW Crossing Drive
Suite 210
Bend, OR 97703
Phone: 215-917-0032
Fax: 458-206-4890

Stress Management

Chronic stress from modern life is constantly sending signals to our bodies that we're under threat.

This excess activity in our fight-or-flight response (sympathetic nervous system) has real consequences for our well being and long-term health. Left unchecked, stress increases the risk of developing chronic health conditions such as insomnia, anxiety disorders, depression, chronic pain, memory loss, metabolic disorders, and cardiovascular disease. Chronic stress also disrupts personal well-being, relationships and sexual activity. Stress commonly interferes with our ability to be kind and good-natured with our family, co-workers and friends.

Counseling can help identify and learn skills for managing stress and improving your quality of life.