Everyone has a way of dealing with stress, anxiety, and other overwhelming emotions. Sometimes, instead of directly addressing the problem, it is easier to find a distraction or an unhealthy outlet for those feelings. This could be allowing anger to turn into aggression, it could even be a development of a substance addiction.

Benefits of Healthy Coping Mechanisms

• reduced stress
• stronger relationships
• restoration of mental health
• improved decision making
• increased self-esteem and confidence
• reduced anger or aggression
• ability to let go


Coping can easily derail into misusing substances such as drugs or alcohol to alleviate stress. Therapy can help guide clients to develop positive and healthy coping mechanisms. Talking through issues, allowing feelings to be felt but not overwhelm, and focusing on the present help manage stress. A therapist gives clients the tools they need to cope healthily.

We Can Help

Open Path’s therapists offer beneficial services that encourage insight, self-reflection, and healthy coping mechanisms. Our therapists can give guidance for the challenges of overcoming stress, and redirect negative, learned habits into positive skills.

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