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Having mental health problems often makes you feel like you can’t cope. If you’re finding life too challenging, licensed professional counselor Jessica Sanchez, LPC, can help. Jessica offers virtual visits using secure video conferencing from her base in Beaumont, Texas. She can show you coping skills that help you manage any difficult situation. Call Jessica Sanchez today or book an appointment online to discover how coping skills can work for you.

Coping Skills Q & A

What are coping skills?

Coping skills are activities and techniques you use to help you manage life’s challenges. They’re helpful for everyone but especially helpful if you have mental health problems like depression and anxiety.

Licensed professional counselor Jessica Sanchez shows you how to use coping skills correctly. The idea is not to entirely hide your emotions — doing so only makes things worse. By using the right coping skills at the appropriate time, you can reduce your stress level and lift your mood.

The coping skills Jessica teaches you take two forms: problem-based coping and emotion-based coping.

What are problem-based coping skills?

Problem-based coping skills are practical ways of tackling your problems. They help you get rid of the cause of your stress or anxiety. Some problem-based coping skills involve changing your behavior. Or you might develop a plan listing the actions you intend to take. Healthy problem-based coping skills that Jessica can teach you include:

  • Asking a friend for support
  • Seeking professional advice
  • Doing some problem-solving
  • Creating comfortable boundaries
  • Learning to walk away
  • Working on time management

In certain situations, problem-focused coping might be more drastic, like ending a relationship or changing your job.

What are emotion-based coping skills?

Emotion-based coping skills help when you’re not ready to act or you have no control over a difficult situation. For example, the death of a loved one is something you can’t change. Looking after yourself and processing your grief is the best you can do.

Emotion-based coping skills help you deal with feelings of loneliness, sadness, and anger. Jessica teaches you how to use various strategies to distract or soothe yourself. You can also learn to tolerate unpleasant feelings when there’s nothing you can do to get rid of them.

Some of the emotion-based coping skills Jessica recommends include:

  • Drawing, coloring, or other art forms
  • Reading or listening to music
  • Doing yoga
  • Going for a walk
  • Playing a sport
  • Cleaning part (or all) of your house
  • Cooking and gardening
  • Practicing mindfulness or meditation
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Spending time in nature
  • Playing with pets

Pampering yourself with a relaxing bath can be an excellent coping strategy. Any self-care activities help, from aromatherapy to painting your nails. Breathing exercises, stress toys, and journaling (writing your thoughts and feelings down every day) are great ways to relieve stress.

Jessica also uses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). These teach you more advanced coping skills when mental health problems stop you from thinking clearly.

Call Jessica Sanchez or book an appointment online today to find out how coping skills can change your life. Consultations take place remotely using secure Zoom video conferencing.

Jessica Sanchez
✆ Phone: 915-900-6274 
Address: 2660 Sweetgum Ln, Beaumont, TX 77703