It’s natural for people under stress to want to escape and leave a situation. Sometimes that’s a useful thing to do. But sometimes what we really want to do is look at how a person’s time and energy are being organized, and explore how they are viewing the situations that are driving their stress.
The fundamental thing that causes stress is our “perceived probability of success” with respect to some task. The most common source of stress comes from a reduction in their "perceived probability of success" in respect to time. When you put all the challenges of your life under time-pressure, to the point where a person is overcommitted—well, then there is just too much to do and too little time to do it. This can cause a person's whole existence to be under stress. So from the psychologist's perspective, it's important to help people examine their life’s priorities and help them make intelligent decisions about how to shift things around in order to put things in a better space.