Counseling Services for Individuals, Couples & Families
Are You Overwhelmed With Worry?
- Does your mind race with fearful, anxious thoughts throughout the day?
- Perhaps your anxiety manifests through physical symptoms, such as tightness in your chest, a racing heartbeat, nausea or feeling like you can’t breathe.
- Do you have trouble staying present with those around you or focusing throughout the day?
- If you have a family, do you constantly worry about your parenting skills or problems with your partner?
- Do you avoid activities or loved ones because of anxious feelings?
- Do you wish you could find a way to relax and regain control of your life?
Anxiety can be debilitating and block you from enjoying your life. You may wake up feeling anxious, dreading potential problems that may arise throughout your day. Routine daily activities such as talking to your boss or waiting in lines may trigger nervousness, fears or even panic. You may often think that others are looking at and analyzing you. At the end of the day, you may feel worn out by your anxiety and turn to food or substances to find relief. Racing thoughts and feelings of regret may make it very difficult to for you to fall asleep at night.
Anxiety Is Increasingly Common In Our Culture
Anxiety and depression are the two of most commonly diagnosed psychological problems. Often, anxiety can also turn into depression when individuals feel so overwhelmed with worry that they feel a need to shut down and isolate themselves. One of the main contributors to anxiety is the societal need to compare ourselves to our peers. Digital technology and the instantaneous news cycle can also take away from precious free time. In our go-go-go society, so many of us don’t give minds and bodies a much-needed break. In addition, poor eating habits and a lack of exercise can change our inner body chemistry, making us more prone to anxious thoughts.
Find Relief And Regain Control Of Your Life Through Anxiety Treatment
In a compassionate and non-judgmental space, you and your experienced therapist will work together to create an individualized plan to start mitigating and managing your anxiety. Throughout the therapy process, you will have the opportunity define your personal goals, break down negative patterns of thinking and analyze why certain thoughts and feelings cause stress in your life.
In anxiety treatment sessions, your therapist will help you identify, explore and address the causes and triggers of your anxiety. Once you understand where your stressful thinking patterns stem from, your therapist can provide you with techniques to mitigate general feelings of anxiety and uncomfortable symptoms in the moments when fear or panic set in. Many strategies include challenging the troubling thoughts that cause anxiety and replacing them with more rational, positive thoughts. If you have any barriers that are blocking you from creating positive change, your therapist will help you address your blocks, increase your confidence and build resiliency.
No matter your specific situation, your therapist will provide you with several tailor-made techniques to help you find relief from your anxiety. Common calming techniques include breathing exercises, journaling, meditation and mindfulness training, which can help you feel more grounded and present. In addition, your therapist may provide you with holistic resources to help you improve your body chemistry by changing eating and exercise habits.
The success of anxiety treatment sessions also depends on you having a strong support system. Your therapist may ask you to bring in your spouse, partner or friend to build up relationship-centered support, which can be very helpful if you ever need to turn to someone for immediate help.
All of our therapists keep current on the newest research, participate in continuing education and hold a Master’s degree or higher. Most of us have either experienced anxiety first-hand or had a loved one struggle with anxiety for years. We understand many of the challenges you face on a daily basis. If you want or need medication, we can collaborate with a medication provider to find a successful balance of traditional therapy and medication.
Regardless of the severity of your anxiety, there is help and hope. Our treatment methods have garnered countless success stories. You, too, can let go of distressing thoughts and find relief and joy. With the guidance and support of an experienced and compassionate therapist and the right approach you can improve your relationships, increase your productivity at work and feel more confident and successful in life.
I believe I could benefit from anxiety treatment, but still have a few questions and concerns…
I feel like I should be able to manage my anxiety on my own.
Anxiety is a difficult issue to tackle on your own. If you’ve had trouble in the past with self-treating your anxiety, it is likely you will continue to struggle and end up exactly where you started. Anxiety can cause overwhelming feelings of worry, which can lead to isolation. However, there is no shame in reaching out for help. In fact, the sooner you seek professional help for anxiety, the better your chances are for long-term relief. The wealth of your therapist’s experience coupled with your determination to experience relief can produce fast, positive results.
I’m worried that I’ll be judged by my family and friends for seeking anxiety treatment.
Feeling nervous about attending therapy is common – and it’s oftentimes even more so for people suffering from anxiety. However, it’s likely that your friends and family would be happy and proud that you are working to improve your life. But, if you want to keep your treatment to yourself, your therapy sessions are always 100 percent confidential.
I feel selfish about taking the time away from my family and work
Imagine how much you could improve your relationships with your family and friends if you felt relief from anxiety. Finding peace and happiness in your own life is the opposite of selfish. Rather, taking care of yourself can help you to become a better parent and to connect with your partner on a deeper level. Furthermore, through alleviating stress, you can become more productive and confident at work and in all aspects of your life.
Take Control Of Your Anxiety And Live A Calm And Happy Life
If you are ready to find relief from overwhelming feelings of anxiety, we invite you to call us for a free 20 minute phone consultation to discuss your needs and learn more about how anxiety treatment can help you. We also understand the importance of developing a strong relationship with the right therapist. You will have the opportunity to choose the therapist who will best serve your needs.