Stress Management Specialist

Dr. Jelena Petkovic

Integrative Wellness & Age Management Specialist located in Miami Beach, FL

Stress and its cousins, depression and anxiety, don’t have to rule your life, even if it feels like they do. Reach out to Jelena Petkovic, PAC, MMS, DHSc, at her practice in Miami Beach, Florida, for stress management help. She offers alternative medicine therapies, such as detoxification programs, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, nutrition plans, and more. If you’re ready for a change, book your stress management appointment with Dr. Jelena online or over the phone today.

Stress Management Q&A

How does stress work?

Stress, whether from a job, finances, relationship, or a chemical imbalance, can have a significant effect on your life. 

Stress is defined as your body’s reaction to a demand or challenge. When you experience stress, your body releases hormones to increase your heart rate, tense your muscles, and heighten your brain’s alertness. That’s why you usually “feel” stress as physical or emotional tension.

You can be plagued with two main types of stress:

Acute stress

Acute stress is temporary. It usually shows up when you’re in a demanding, problematic, or challenging situation, i.e., when you get into a fight or injure yourself. 

Acute stress also tends to flare up in exciting situations, like when you’re boarding a plane for a trip, or you’re about to see an old friend. Acute stress dissipates when you’re no longer in that stressful or exciting situation.

Chronic stress

Chronic stress, on the other hand, is persistent tension that lingers for weeks or months at a time. Chronic stress may arise from an extended difficult situation, such as money troubles or work-related conflict.

Just as easily, chronic stress can be a symptom of mental health troubles, like generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and depression. 

Chronic stress can be so insidious that you become used to it. No matter how normal it feels, though, chronic stress is bad for you. If you want to pursue health, you need to pursue stress management.

Why is stress management important?

Stress management is important because of how detrimental stress can be to your health. Chronic stress, in particular, can contribute to and increase your risk for:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Skin problems (acne, eczema, etc.)
  • Obesity 
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease

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How can you better manage stress?

Jelena Petkovic, PAC, MMS, DHSc, can help you manage your stress by looking at the whole of your health, considering physical factors such as:

  • Food allergies
  • Inflammatory markers
  • Microbiome health
  • Detoxification issues
  • Micronutrient deficiencies

She also talks to you about your emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Dr. Jelena believes in the power of correcting misalignments of your mind, energy, emotions, spirit, and lifestyle, allowing you to lessen or eliminate depression, anxiety, and other manifestations of stress. 


Depending on your unique situation, Dr. Jelena may offer stress management treatment options including but not limited to:

  • Detoxification programs that improve mood, energy and sleep
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and peptide therapy to correct hormonal imbalances in men and women
  • Nutrition plans and medical weight loss
  • Therapeutic doses of supplements and herbs
  • IV therapy

In addition to treatments like these, Dr. Jelena makes sure you have the support you need to manage your stress, anxiety, or depression outside of her office. 


She believes not only in the power of prayer but also in the power of counseling and medication. If you need help connecting to a medical health professional who can prescribe antidepressants, Dr. Jelena can refer you.

Don’t let stress manage you. Prioritize your health and wellness by scheduling a stress management consultation with Dr. Jelena online or over the phone today.