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Stress Management

Effective stress management involves a series of skills that are easily leaned but not widely known. Dr. McMahon teaches resiliency training for stress management and helps clients overcome stress in order to reach their health and lifestyle goals.

Most people respond to stress with techniques that are unhealthy, time consuming, and ineffective. The recent APA survey "Stress in America: Paying with our health" showed [1]:

  • Americans continue to report stress at levels higher than what they believe is healthy, struggle to achieve health and lifestyle goals, and manage stress in ineffective ways.
  • Most common stress management techniques are passive activities (television >2 hours per day, surfing the Internet, napping), unhealthy eating (overeating, unhealthy foods, or skipping meals), alcohol, and smoking.
  • 42% of adults say they are not doing enough, or not sure if they are doing enough, to manage their stress.
  • 51% of women and 32% of men say they have lain awake at night in the past month due to stress.
  • Women report higher stress levels than men and more women than men report their stress level has increased in the past year.
  • Younger adults (Millennials and Gen X) report above average stress levels.

Effective Stress Management

Resiliency Training for effective stress management will help you:

  • Understand your stress triggers and change how you respond to stress.
  • Learn new, more effective and less time consuming, stress management techniques.
  • Worry constructively and keep worry from disturbing your sleep or concentration.
  • Expand your emotional support network and strengthen your existing relationships.
  • Make lifestyle changes to achieve your healthy living goals.

Dr. McMahon has over 30 years experience as a psychologist and specializes in helping people overcome stress related issues using evidence-based techniques from positive psychology and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Call Dr. McMahon at 1-415-625-3565 for more information.


[1] APA Stress in America survey released February 4, 2015. Available from