Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counselling in Edgware

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Dr Antonia Sherman
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8  (Online Only)
Welcome to my page. I am a Counselling Psychologist working in Hertfordshire and offering on-line therapy. I offer a wide range of support for children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, behavioural difficulties, self harm, eating difficulties, low self esteem and relationship struggles.
Welcome to my page. I am a Counselling Psychologist working in Hertfordshire and offering on-line therapy. I offer a wide range of support for children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, behavioural difficulties, self harm, eating difficulties, low self esteem and relationship struggles.
01923 961292 View 01923 961292
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Shoshana Rose Stern
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
I have a broad range of experience, from working with non-verbal clients on the autistic spectrum, to those with learning disabilities, eating disorders, OCD and long term health conditions.
Hi, I am Shoshana. I am an Art Psychotherapist. Whether you are struggling to cope with current events or longer term unresolved feelings, I can help you explore the meaning of these emotions and how to process through them to become healthier and happier in yourself. By using art in the therapy, we can explore deep rooted causes for why we feel the way we do. Art helps us reach our unconscious voice that wants to be heard. Through developing a relationship in a safe and confidential space, I will help you explore what it is that you need to process.
I have a broad range of experience, from working with non-verbal clients on the autistic spectrum, to those with learning disabilities, eating disorders, OCD and long term health conditions.
Hi, I am Shoshana. I am an Art Psychotherapist. Whether you are struggling to cope with current events or longer term unresolved feelings, I can help you explore the meaning of these emotions and how to process through them to become healthier and happier in yourself. By using art in the therapy, we can explore deep rooted causes for why we feel the way we do. Art helps us reach our unconscious voice that wants to be heard. Through developing a relationship in a safe and confidential space, I will help you explore what it is that you need to process.
020 3947 8942 View 020 3947 8942
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Amy Lyons
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
Hi! I’m Amy. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I was very lucky to really enjoy going to university to study psychology. I quickly knew it was the area I wanted to work in and so began my journey in training to be one, completing masters and doctorate degrees along the way! I’ve worked with lots of different people, including children and young people, older adults and people with intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions. I have also worked with include both child and adult eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, stroke rehabilitation and people who have offended who are staying in hospital.
Hi! I’m Amy. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I was very lucky to really enjoy going to university to study psychology. I quickly knew it was the area I wanted to work in and so began my journey in training to be one, completing masters and doctorate degrees along the way! I’ve worked with lots of different people, including children and young people, older adults and people with intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions. I have also worked with include both child and adult eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, stroke rehabilitation and people who have offended who are staying in hospital.
020 3870 2957 View 020 3870 2957
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Nicholas King Counselling & Psychotherapy (CBT)
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
I offer a confidential service providing Counselling and CBT for: Couples/Relationship issues, Depression and Low Mood, Self-Esteem, Anger Management, Bereavement, Addictions, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) LGBT affirmative counselling, .
Thank you for reading my profile here on Psychology Today. I am a Counsellor and CBT Psychotherapist working in private practice in Pinner, NW London. I am an Accredited practitioner with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also an NHS trained, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am a registered Hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).
I offer a confidential service providing Counselling and CBT for: Couples/Relationship issues, Depression and Low Mood, Self-Esteem, Anger Management, Bereavement, Addictions, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) LGBT affirmative counselling, .
Thank you for reading my profile here on Psychology Today. I am a Counsellor and CBT Psychotherapist working in private practice in Pinner, NW London. I am an Accredited practitioner with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also an NHS trained, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am a registered Hypnotherapist with the General Hypnotherapy Register (GHR).
01895 545164 View 01895 545164
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Dr Sarah Callman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task! I work with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma (PTSD), self-harm, bereavement, problem gambling, self-esteem, gender dysphoria & borderline personality disorder/EUPD.
Hi! I’m Sarah and I'm a Counselling Psychologist. I have over 10 years of clinical experience. I work in an NHS Community Mental Health Team for Kensington and Chelsea. I am experienced working with adults and adolescents including those with neurodevelopmental disorders: autism and ADHD. The most essential ingredient to successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship. My aim is to provide a welcoming and compassionate space built on trust, respect and understanding. During the assessment process we would identify your therapy goals and use this as a guide for formulating a treatment plan to help you make a positive difference.
Choosing a therapist can be a daunting task! I work with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma (PTSD), self-harm, bereavement, problem gambling, self-esteem, gender dysphoria & borderline personality disorder/EUPD.
Hi! I’m Sarah and I'm a Counselling Psychologist. I have over 10 years of clinical experience. I work in an NHS Community Mental Health Team for Kensington and Chelsea. I am experienced working with adults and adolescents including those with neurodevelopmental disorders: autism and ADHD. The most essential ingredient to successful therapy is the therapeutic relationship. My aim is to provide a welcoming and compassionate space built on trust, respect and understanding. During the assessment process we would identify your therapy goals and use this as a guide for formulating a treatment plan to help you make a positive difference.
020 3974 7473 View 020 3974 7473
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Dr Laura Eid
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edgware HA8
I work with a range of difficulties, such as anxiety, relationship problems, stress, depression, anger, OCD, phobias, PTSD, trauma, work difficulties, emotional crises, and bereavements.
Hi! I'm Laura, a Clinical Psychologist trained in the UK and based at The Oak Tree Practice and Little Bee Clinic in Finchley, London. I appreciate that choosing a psychologist can be a tricky task so am always happy to have a chat before agreeing to meet! I believe therapy is an active process where we work together to really make a difference to your life, whether that be by managing difficult thoughts and feelings, to taking action to improve challenges you’re experiencing. Therapy can also be useful to help you better understand how your mind works & why you are the way you are!
I work with a range of difficulties, such as anxiety, relationship problems, stress, depression, anger, OCD, phobias, PTSD, trauma, work difficulties, emotional crises, and bereavements.
Hi! I'm Laura, a Clinical Psychologist trained in the UK and based at The Oak Tree Practice and Little Bee Clinic in Finchley, London. I appreciate that choosing a psychologist can be a tricky task so am always happy to have a chat before agreeing to meet! I believe therapy is an active process where we work together to really make a difference to your life, whether that be by managing difficult thoughts and feelings, to taking action to improve challenges you’re experiencing. Therapy can also be useful to help you better understand how your mind works & why you are the way you are!
020 3984 7996 View 020 3984 7996
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Jordana Brayam
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
I am an integrative psychotherapist/counsellor, meaning I have been trained to use a variety of approaches to be able to work fluidly with you and whatever issue has led you to seek therapy. Part of human experience is to encounter challenges in many different guises. Sometimes these challenges upset our inner equilibrium and that can feel very difficult and overwhelming to cope with. Maybe you have been coping with something for a long time? Perhaps you are looking for support beyond family and friends? My strength is in my ability to create a warm, supportive space in which you can talk without fear of being dismissed or judged.
I am an integrative psychotherapist/counsellor, meaning I have been trained to use a variety of approaches to be able to work fluidly with you and whatever issue has led you to seek therapy. Part of human experience is to encounter challenges in many different guises. Sometimes these challenges upset our inner equilibrium and that can feel very difficult and overwhelming to cope with. Maybe you have been coping with something for a long time? Perhaps you are looking for support beyond family and friends? My strength is in my ability to create a warm, supportive space in which you can talk without fear of being dismissed or judged.
020 3805 2493 View 020 3805 2493
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Sharon Anne Kalinko
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
Have you ever felt like everything is just too much and you have no one to talk to who will really listen to you and understand how you feel? This is what my clients experience when they come to see me. I have over 30 years of experience working with many different people and issues and I can listen without getting involved on a personal level so that I can use my many skills to help you. My sole purpose is to support your growth and development to deal effectively with your life and overcome your difficulties. My passion is to help people become more functional and effective in their work, home, family and social relationships.
Have you ever felt like everything is just too much and you have no one to talk to who will really listen to you and understand how you feel? This is what my clients experience when they come to see me. I have over 30 years of experience working with many different people and issues and I can listen without getting involved on a personal level so that I can use my many skills to help you. My sole purpose is to support your growth and development to deal effectively with your life and overcome your difficulties. My passion is to help people become more functional and effective in their work, home, family and social relationships.
07480 488715 View 07480 488715
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Zoleikha Gholizadeh
Counsellor, PhD, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I provide CBT therapy in 3 languages English, Persian and Turkish.
I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I provide CBT therapy in 3 languages English, Persian and Turkish.
020 4538 0785 View 020 4538 0785
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Paula Newman
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
I offer a supportive, confidential and friendly service to individuals, couples and families. You may wish to address a particular issue, or perhaps you are considering counselling because of a feeling that all is not well. Life brings various challenges. Our physical and psychological well being is affected by traumatic events, bullying, abuse, bereavement, family tensions, relationships and more. Sometimes we find ways of coping which also cause problems, examples are self-harm and addictions. I provide a non-judgmental space for whatever you wish to explore and address including anxiety, depression and emotional distress.
I offer a supportive, confidential and friendly service to individuals, couples and families. You may wish to address a particular issue, or perhaps you are considering counselling because of a feeling that all is not well. Life brings various challenges. Our physical and psychological well being is affected by traumatic events, bullying, abuse, bereavement, family tensions, relationships and more. Sometimes we find ways of coping which also cause problems, examples are self-harm and addictions. I provide a non-judgmental space for whatever you wish to explore and address including anxiety, depression and emotional distress.
01923 625055 View 01923 625055
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Lucy Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
Do you feel the need to be listened to without judgement? Do you need a safe place to talk through your thoughts and feelings? I work with all aspects of emotional well being and truly believe that a person has the potential for growth and change given the space, time and acceptance. In turn, finding your own answers and finding a way of moving towards an emotionally healthier way of living . I work with a wide range of issues including anger, anxiety disorders, depression, low self esteem, relationships, suicide, loss and bereavement and domestic abuse.
Do you feel the need to be listened to without judgement? Do you need a safe place to talk through your thoughts and feelings? I work with all aspects of emotional well being and truly believe that a person has the potential for growth and change given the space, time and acceptance. In turn, finding your own answers and finding a way of moving towards an emotionally healthier way of living . I work with a wide range of issues including anger, anxiety disorders, depression, low self esteem, relationships, suicide, loss and bereavement and domestic abuse.
01895 547557 View 01895 547557
Photo of Selina Mahmood, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Selina Mahmood
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
Are you facing difficulties in life? Our experiences can make us pessimistic, assume the worst, be constantly worried about the past repeating itself and anxious about the future. Sometimes it can feel there’s no way out. It doesn’t have to be this way, you can change the way you think, in turn changing your outcomes, interactions, behaviours, and experiences. Well done for taking the first step to go to therapy, the next step is choosing the right therapist. I can help you explore your thoughts, where they stem from, work with you to build resiliency, healthy habits and help you achieve your therapy goals.
Are you facing difficulties in life? Our experiences can make us pessimistic, assume the worst, be constantly worried about the past repeating itself and anxious about the future. Sometimes it can feel there’s no way out. It doesn’t have to be this way, you can change the way you think, in turn changing your outcomes, interactions, behaviours, and experiences. Well done for taking the first step to go to therapy, the next step is choosing the right therapist. I can help you explore your thoughts, where they stem from, work with you to build resiliency, healthy habits and help you achieve your therapy goals.
020 8016 3790 View 020 8016 3790
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Malgorzata Zglinska
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
Do you feel alone with your problems? Stressed up and anxious? Lonely and depressed? Unhappy in relationships? Full of anger? Mourning a loss? Looking for meaning and direction? If so why not come for a chat to see how I can help? I have helped people from various walks of life and of different ages. I have assisted clients going through the midlife crisis to find meaning and a sense of purpose. I have made a difference to the lives of young people ridden with anxiety, searching for values and goals and uncertain of their personal and career choices.
Do you feel alone with your problems? Stressed up and anxious? Lonely and depressed? Unhappy in relationships? Full of anger? Mourning a loss? Looking for meaning and direction? If so why not come for a chat to see how I can help? I have helped people from various walks of life and of different ages. I have assisted clients going through the midlife crisis to find meaning and a sense of purpose. I have made a difference to the lives of young people ridden with anxiety, searching for values and goals and uncertain of their personal and career choices.
07713 147711 View 07713 147711
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Brent Carville Magee
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
I have lived & worked in London most of my life. I am an experienced & qualified psychotherapist/coaching psychologist mostly working with a mix of cognitive behavioural therapy CBT & Psychodynamic theory. I have seen countless clients improve with these techniques over the years. I work efficiently to reach goals quickly, valuing time, cultivating motivation, and improving clients' sense of control. Most importantly, my role is active and seeks to first establish what the problems are, focusing therapy around these issues, and targeting them directly. I find this far more effective than relying solely on talking and listening.
I have lived & worked in London most of my life. I am an experienced & qualified psychotherapist/coaching psychologist mostly working with a mix of cognitive behavioural therapy CBT & Psychodynamic theory. I have seen countless clients improve with these techniques over the years. I work efficiently to reach goals quickly, valuing time, cultivating motivation, and improving clients' sense of control. Most importantly, my role is active and seeks to first establish what the problems are, focusing therapy around these issues, and targeting them directly. I find this far more effective than relying solely on talking and listening.
020 3974 2479 View 020 3974 2479
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Dr Anna Chalmers-Brown
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. I have over 15 years’ experience of working with children, adolescents and adults to address their mental health difficulties and life stressors. I use attached-informed EMDR in most of my work, also drawing on Internal Family Systems. I am an accredited Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) practitioner and utilise this in parent-child work.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. I have over 15 years’ experience of working with children, adolescents and adults to address their mental health difficulties and life stressors. I use attached-informed EMDR in most of my work, also drawing on Internal Family Systems. I am an accredited Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) practitioner and utilise this in parent-child work.
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Dr. Emma Diamond, B.Sc, PG.Dip, DClinPsy, CPsychol
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
Dr. Emma Diamond (B.Sc, PGDip, DClinPsy, CPsychol) is an experienced Principal Clinical Psychologist who has practiced for over 15 years. ​ She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and completed a BPS accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). Dr. Diamond completed further training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Institute of Psychiatry, a centre of excellence for CBT, and she is a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Dr. Emma Diamond (B.Sc, PGDip, DClinPsy, CPsychol) is an experienced Principal Clinical Psychologist who has practiced for over 15 years. ​ She is a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and completed a BPS accredited Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy). Dr. Diamond completed further training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at the Institute of Psychiatry, a centre of excellence for CBT, and she is a member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
020 4530 8363 View 020 4530 8363
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Daliah Slater
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
Counselling can provide you with help and support if you are going through a difficult time. I understand that you may be feeling anxious, a lack of connection, have a sense of loss or just feel stuck. You may even feel disconcerted or ill at ease, and cannot understand why or who to turn to. Coming to counselling may feel daunting, but actually is a sign of strength, and is often the first brave step towards finding a stronger sense of self and inner peace.
Counselling can provide you with help and support if you are going through a difficult time. I understand that you may be feeling anxious, a lack of connection, have a sense of loss or just feel stuck. You may even feel disconcerted or ill at ease, and cannot understand why or who to turn to. Coming to counselling may feel daunting, but actually is a sign of strength, and is often the first brave step towards finding a stronger sense of self and inner peace.
07803 179971 View 07803 179971
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Jane Newman
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
Not everybody has been fortunate enough to have been heard. To talk and feel they are being listened to. I would like to be able to give you this opportunity. In a safe, reliable and comfortable setting I will offer you a non-judgemental space in which to explore difficult feelings and share your thoughts. Life is often fast paced and I would like to offer you the opportunity to slow down a little.
Not everybody has been fortunate enough to have been heard. To talk and feel they are being listened to. I would like to be able to give you this opportunity. In a safe, reliable and comfortable setting I will offer you a non-judgemental space in which to explore difficult feelings and share your thoughts. Life is often fast paced and I would like to offer you the opportunity to slow down a little.
020 4538 7257 View 020 4538 7257
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Nabila El-Zanaty
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
Thank you for visiting my page and taking the step to access support. Having worked with a wide range of clients experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing, I have developed skills in recognising the sources of problems and how to work on solving them. We would work together in reaching your goals and I encourage a holistic and non-judgemental space that takes into account your individual needs and wants.
Thank you for visiting my page and taking the step to access support. Having worked with a wide range of clients experiencing difficulties with their emotional wellbeing, I have developed skills in recognising the sources of problems and how to work on solving them. We would work together in reaching your goals and I encourage a holistic and non-judgemental space that takes into account your individual needs and wants.
020 3962 0608 View 020 3962 0608
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Laura Mole
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Edgware HA8
Not accepting new clients
I work with young adults and teenagers with anxiety, intrusive thoughts and OCD. I know it's not easy to ask for help, but finding the right counsellor can make the world of difference. Intrusive thoughts are horrible, frightening, punishing, and disturbing, and often OCD treatment can be a long confusing road to finding the right kind of help. That's why I'm trained in ERP for OCD, which is the "gold standard" treatment. I am an experienced Counsellor working Face to Face in Stanmore, and via Zoom. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation.
I work with young adults and teenagers with anxiety, intrusive thoughts and OCD. I know it's not easy to ask for help, but finding the right counsellor can make the world of difference. Intrusive thoughts are horrible, frightening, punishing, and disturbing, and often OCD treatment can be a long confusing road to finding the right kind of help. That's why I'm trained in ERP for OCD, which is the "gold standard" treatment. I am an experienced Counsellor working Face to Face in Stanmore, and via Zoom. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation.
020 3823 6948 View 020 3823 6948

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Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) Counsellors

How long does OCD treatment take?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often treated on a weekly or twice-weekly schedule, depending on symptom severity and the client’s preferences. Some clients may start to see a noticeable improvement in symptoms in as little as six weeks, but it’s also possible, especially in more severe cases, for treatment to take several months to a year before significant progress is made.

What happens if OCD is not treated?

Some people with OCD, especially those with mild symptoms, may find that they are able to adapt reasonably well to life with the condition, even if their symptoms never resolve completely. However, many people, particularly those whose symptoms are severe at the outset, find that their obsessions and compulsions grow more intrusive with time, making it harder to maintain relationships, hold down a job, or navigate the world successfully.

Are there medications for OCD?

Medication can be used to treat OCD. The class of drugs most often prescribed are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, which include fluvoxamine, fluoxetine, and sertraline, among others. In cases of treatment-resistant OCD, other classes of medication, such as tricyclic antidepressants or atypical antipsychotics, may be prescribed. Medication is frequently used in conjunction with therapy.

Can OCD come back after treatment?

Yes. Major life transitions, periods of stress, or other factors can cause symptoms to return or, if they were never fully eradicated, to ramp back up in intensity. For some, these relapses are brief and do not require additional treatment; identifying specific triggers and practicing the skills learned in therapy can help speed their course. For others, returning to therapy for a brief period can help address the underlying stress and strengthen coping mechanisms.