Stress Management Counselor Merrick NY

The study found that people with the highest perceived stress had 80 percent fewer protective antibodies in their blood than those who were actually stressed out. Try these tips to help you chill out.

Andrew A Kent
(516) 379-5900
1841 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY
Specialty
Child Psychiatry

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Moroke Mental Health Assoc of Nassau
(516) 771-0775
2421 Babylon Tpke
Merrick, NY
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Megellan Behavioral Health
(516) 378-4228
3001 Hewlett Ave
Merrick, NY
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Faithful Response
(516) 679-0080
1294 Bellmore Ave
North Bellmore, NY
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Bruce A. Levine
(516) 221-0808
2565 Glenn Drive
Bellmore, NY
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Hofstra University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-14

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Sycamore Place Residence
(516) 867-9016
1449 Sycamore Ave
Merrick, NY
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Richard J. Altshuler
(516) 379-4414
1955 Merrick Rd, Ste 204
Merrick, NY
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
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Doctoral Program: Hofstra University
Credentialed Since: 1975-10-28

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Mansour (Max) Banilivy
(516) 627-9432
2615 S Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Family Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Languages Spoken
Farsi
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Oklahoma State University
Credentialed Since: 1984-11-05

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Benjamin Hirsch
(516) 485-4080
Psychological Resources, P.C.
East Meadow, NY
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Hofstra University
Credentialed Since: 1975-10-28

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Damir Huremovic
(516) 572-6511
2201 Hempstead Tpke
East Meadow, NY
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Stop Stressing Yourself Sick

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By Nicole Duncan

Convinced it will rain on the party you’re planning this weekend—and it’s only Monday? Turns out, those six days of unnecessary, perceived stress quite literally can make you “worried sick,” according to a new study.

Perceived stress versus actual stress: “Actual stress is something you experience in the moment, like a giving a presentation at work, or fighting with your spouse,” says Jim Claussen, a chiropractor from Chicago. On the other hand, if you’re worried about the economy crashing or your 401(k), then you’re stressing over something you have no control over, and your stress is perceived, he says. Your body can recover from actual stress, but long-term perceived stress puts you in constant fight-or-flight mode, fatigues your adrenals, and compromises your immune system. “It’s as if you were to prop your car up on blocks, weigh the gas pedal down, and let it run all night,” says Claussen. “You can’t expect to walk into the garage the next morning and have any gas left.” The study found that people with the highest perceived stress had 80 percent fewer protective antibodies in their blood than those who were actually stressed out. Try these tips to help you chill out:

Put stress on a shelf. “It’s definitely an art,” says Claussen, “but if you can find an off button for your stressor, you’ll waste a lot less time and effort worrying about something you can’t control.” Remember that party you’re fretting about? Put your worries about the weather “on the shelf,” and come Saturday when it’s time to deal, “pull it off the shelf.”

Breathe with your belly. Lie down on the floor with a book on your belly. Inhale through your nose, feel the book rise, and hold for four seconds. Exhale all the air out through your mouth, letting the book lower. Repeat four times. Deep inhales stimulate your lungs and trigger the parasympathetic nervous system to put you in a calming state while deep exhales help drain the lymphatic system.

Meditate. Take 30 minutes out of your day to meditate, do yoga, or t’ai chi to help reduce stress hormones, slow down your heart rate and blood pressure, and balance your system. —Nicole Duncan

Author: Nicole Duncan

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