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Is Incessant Worry Preventing You From Putting Your Best Foot Forward?

  • Are you tired of the alarm bells of anxiety constantly going off in your head?
  • Is it common for small and relatively inconsequential concerns to spiral into a full-blown panic?
  • Do you worry that you will never be able to manage your fearful and catastrophic thinking?

Maybe you’re a perfectionist who ruminates over every detail or interaction. Even when the day is done, you may struggle to feel relaxed and content with your accomplishments. Instead, you find yourself mulling over tomorrow’s emails, fretting about your never-ending to-do list, or berating yourself about something that could have gone differently.

Perhaps catastrophic thinking has always been your go-to. You’ve conditioned yourself to constantly consider the worst-case scenario and sweat the small stuff. Yet, despite this level of fearful thinking driving you nuts, you’ve decided you’d rather be safe than sorry. As a result, you’re always anticipating what lies way ahead as opposed to paying attention to what’s right in front of you.

man wearing sunglasses standing in a field smiling at cameraAnxiety Creates Symptoms That Make Life Uncomfortable

Living with anxiety, you may have noticed physical and cognitive symptoms creeping into every aspect of your life, such as: 

  • Nausea or other digestive issues
  • Negative impact on your work performance and interpersonal relationships
  • Severe symptoms like panic attacks—sweating, hyperventilating, and experiencing profound feelings of fear

You may also struggle with insomnia, tossing and turning at night, unable to sleep. And these restless nights have likely turned into painfully exhausting mornings during which you hit the snooze button or reach for yet another cup of coffee, ultimately hindering your ability to feel energized and focused to tackle the day.

Or maybe your anxiety prevents you from feeling comfortable in new social situations or at ease in your existing relationships. Your partner, friends, and family members may have lamented that you’re regularly checked out and disengaged.

Anxiety can quickly drain the joy out of life, leaving you feeling out of control and overwhelmed. But therapy gives you an opportunity to understand your worries, manage symptoms, and confidently kick anxiety to the curb.

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All Of Us Struggle With Feelings Of Fear And Panic

While anxiety can feel both deeply personal and extremely urgent, the truth is that regular, excessive worry affects many adults. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue facing our population today. 

And why wouldn’t we struggle with overwhelming fear and worry? Between the pressure of work or school, mounting responsibilities at home, and the expectation to grin and bear it through hardship, there are as many moving parts in our lives as individuals that contribute to anxiety. 

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Yet, there remain a million other circumstances outside of our bubbles that pose threats. Social media creates a comparison culture that has us constantly second-guessing ourselves, while increasing global crises keep us on high alert. It almost seems as though everything has become an emergency.

Anxiety Keeps Us Stuck In Fearful Thinking Patterns

Though a lot of options exist that can help with overcoming anxiety, many people trick themselves into thinking that their only option is living in panic mode. Whether they avoid seeking help out of fear of stigma, the need to solve problems on their own, or the idea that therapy is for people who have it worse than they do, they inadvertently allow anxiety to control their decisions and self-esteem.

Tailored and effective anxiety treatment exists, though, and our clinicians are here to help. In therapy, you can find the specific tools you need to manage symptoms and target your anxiety once and for all.

Anxiety Treatment Gives You A Chance To Feel In Charge And At Peace

When you live with chronic worry, it can be hard to separate meaningful, motivating concerns from unnecessary disturbances. But a skillful therapist can give you the opportunity to explore your anxiety, locate the source of your fear, and develop strategies to reduce symptoms. Ultimately, our long-term goal is to help you feel at peace and in control of your life.

Our clinicians have both professional and personal experience tackling anxiety. We get it! And we’re here to offer a sense of empathy while providing you with quality, evidence-based treatment approaches.

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Tailoring Sessions To Your Unique Needs

To begin with, our focus will be to build rapport and instill confidence in the therapeutic process so that we can create a strong and authentic healing connection. We’ll aim to get to know you better as a person, understand your situation, and identify how anxiety is impacting your life.

After our initial assessment, we’ll then

  • explore the source of your issues.
  • discuss what you would like to change or do differently.
  • identify specific goals to achieve these changes.
  • prepare a personalized treatment approach to suit your unique needs.

Throughout subsequent therapy sessions, you’ll likely find that you’re developing a deeper understanding of where your anxiety originated and how to keep it from playing on rerun in your mind. With that, daily worries will start to dull while you’ll put big fears about the future into perspective.

Utilizing A Variety Of Treatment Methods For Anxiety

Our therapists are skilled in a range of evidence-based modalities and therapeutic techniques. Depending on your particular needs, we will utilize the treatment methods that are best for your situation. With the help of these approaches, you will learn the skills to manage your anxiety outside of therapy.

Please be assured that, no matter how difficult your struggle has been so far, change is possible. With the right tools and support, anxiety is highly manageable. Through therapy, many of our clients have made great strides in understanding their anxiety, reducing their symptoms, and finding permanent relief. And so can you!

Living in panic mode isn’t your only option—a life free of incessant worry and catastrophizing is possible. With therapy, you can learn to flip the switch on your anxiety.

Maybe You’re Considering Treatment For Anxiety, But You Have Some Questions…

How long does counseling for anxiety take? 

At our practice, we take a tailored treatment approach that puts our clients at the center of anxiety therapy. This means that there is no one set timeline for treatment; some of our clients find relief after just a few sessions, while others need longer to address their issues. We will work together for as long as you need it, targeting your anxiety as quickly and effectively as possible.

I am worried that talking about my fears in therapy will worsen my anxiety.

We understand that the thought of expressing your fears may feel overwhelming. But while you will spend time reflecting on the roots of your anxiety in therapy, you will also work on actively finding solutions and learning skills to help you get your symptoms under control. Rather than exacerbating your symptoms, this process can be quite empowering. And you will find that your quality of life generally improves. 

I should be able to get over my anxiety on my own.

Many people delay seeking therapy even if they are tired of living with anxiety simply because of the stigma around asking for help. But there is nothing shameful about working with a therapist. Trying to “tough it out” and overcome anxiety on your own can prolong your suffering. The right treatment can help you identify your concerns, manage symptoms, and feel at ease, providing you with lasting tools that will keep your anxiety at bay.

You Can Learn To Silence Your Fears

If anxiety is impacting your ability to thrive and live your best life, therapeutic treatment can help you manage and overcome your worries. Please feel free to contact us to find out more about our services