Are Fear And Anxiety Running Your Life?

Are there days when it feels like your body and mind can’t take much more stress and worry? Do you hyperfocus on every little thing that could potentially go wrong at any given moment? Are you haunted by a fear that something terrible could happen to you or your loved one? Perhaps you constantly second-guess your words or worry that you didn’t say or do the right thing. Or maybe you are missing out on social activities or meeting new people because you are afraid that you won’t be able to handle the stress.

woman looking out toward fieldStress and anxiety can leave you frustrated, scared, ashamed, and emotionally drained. You may be having a hard time generally relaxing or feeling at ease—even in ordinary circumstances. Or it could be that you carry around a persistent sense of dread, as if the sky could come crashing down at any moment. It’s also possible that you are experiencing physical signs of anxiety, such as a racing heart, an impaired immune system, fatigue, muscle tension, sleeping problems, or digestive issues.

If anxiety is controlling the way you live, you are probably wondering what life would be like if you could just let go of all that stress, fear, and worry. Fortunately, I can show you healthy, effective ways of managing your anxiety that improves your inner resilience, alleviates symptoms, and enables you to live the life you want.

Anxiety Can Feel Emotionally Draining And Isolating

Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time; it’s just an inevitable part of life. And although some fear and apprehension can occasionally be beneficial, persistent stress and anxiety can have a profound impact on your mental, physical, and relational well-being. For some individuals, a period of anxiety may only last a short time. However, in some cases, it can persist for weeks, months, even years depending on the situation. Moreover, if left unchecked, anxiety can actually worsen over time and become ingrained in behaviors, leaving you to wonder what to do next or where to turn.

Anxiety is actually one of the leading reasons that people seek out therapy. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 18.1% of the population every year. The good news, however, is that with the help of a compassionate, experienced anxiety therapist you can get back to feeling grounded, fulfilled, and satisfied in your life.

You Can Break The Cycle Of Worry And Feel Like Yourself Again

Anxiety therapy can help you feel more relaxed in your body and mind. I understand how distressing anxiety can be and I am here to help. Whether you know what triggers you or not, I am here to help you change, grow, and heal.

What Is Anxiety Treatment Like?

One of my primary goals for therapy is to provide you with a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to share your story openly and honestly. In our discussions, I will pay close attention to your individual needs, worries, and wishes. In time, you can learn to understand the origins of your suffering, regulate your emotions, and free yourself from anxiety to live the life that you want.

In addition to providing a secure environment, we may also discuss your childhood, relationship history, or personal background. Sometimes there can be root causes of anxiety that make it hard to respond in healthy, productive ways. As a therapist who really understands anxiety, both professionally and personally, I am uniquely suited to help you identify and work through any underlying causes behind your struggles. I can help you learn new ways of responding to anxious thoughts and feelings in the context of relational safety.  As you acquire more positive skills for coping with anxiety, you will begin to feel less fearful and more confident that you can get through life’s challenges.

During a therapy session, I will help you learn how to keep calm and soothe your mind and body so that you can create a healthy distance between you and your stressful thoughts and feelings. With more space and better options, you will be able to choose how you want to respond.

As you learn new ways of being mindful and regulating negative thoughts and emotions, you will notice your anxiety starting to subside. As a result, you will be better able to handle life’s challenges and live your life with inner calm and freedom.

 

Perhaps you are considering anxiety treatment but still have some concerns…

What if my anxiety increases as a result of therapy?

My goal is to help you understand and manage your anxiety better. In each session, I pay close attention to what you are thinking and feeling. If we notice increasing anxiety, I will guide you in ways to regulate your inner-experience and regain a sense of calm. As you become more familiar with these tools, you will learn to respond to anxiety in a healthier way.

What if I just wait a while longer and see if the anxiety goes away on its own?

Generally speaking, an anxiety disorder won’t go away on its own. Frequently, if left untreated, the anxiety symptoms will worsen over time. The good news is that we have come a long way in understanding and treating anxiety. I am here to help you take proactive steps to decrease stress, find relief from anxiety and start living your life again. Because anxiety can stem from different places, I will help you figure out what types of treatment will work best for you.

I feel like I just don’t have enough time right now …

I get it. It can feel like a daily struggle just to make it through work, take care of the family, and get everything done before it starts all over again. However, sometimes, in an effort to “keep up,” we put our emotional well-being last. We say things like, “Someday I’ll have the time.” Unfortunately, not making time for yourself can lead to increased anxiety, stress, and burnout. Therapy, both the time and money spent, is an investment that pays off in the long run. Investing in your mental and emotional health now could be the best decision you make toward feeling happy and fulfilled in the future.

You can feel better and learn to live more in the moment.

Anxiety counseling is highly effective and research backs this up. I am glad you are taking a step toward treating your anxiety and I am here to provide effective guidance and support. You can feel more grounded in your mind and body no matter what you are experiencing.

What Do I Do Next?

When you are ready to begin therapy, or if you have any questions about my approach to anxiety treatment, simply contact me. I offer a free 20-minute phone consultation. To connect, click here .

It’s time you experience freedom from anxiety and worry and start living the life you want and deserve!